In governing all its Pacific dependencies, New Zealand was an empire within an empire, but with Samoa there was the additional layer of imperial oversight in the form of the League of Nations' Permanent Mandates Commission (PMC). This chapter tracks the role Charles Fergusson played in exerting British influence from its imperial centre to its colonial peripheries: to New Zealand and then to Samoa. It also shows how he and the New Zealand government managed British rule of Samoa with the PMC, and the Governor-General's consistent advocacy for the maintenance of imperial prestige in Samoa through the use of violence.
|Title of host publication||New Zealand's Empire|
|Editors||Katie Pickles and Catharine Coleborne|
|Place of Publication||Manchester|
|Publisher||Manchester University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|