NAME: Lauaki Namulau’ulu Mamoe
A.K.A: Lau Namulau’ulu Mamoe
BIRTH DATE: 1850s (exact date unknown)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Safotulafai, Samoa
KNOWN FOR: An esteemed orator chief and prominent leader of the Mau a Pule.
SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Lauaki was known throughout Samoa for his mastery of history and legends, his talents as a speaker and political negotiator, and for his prowess in war.
- He led the resistance movement the Mau a Pule (the Opinion of Pule) in Savai’i against German rule in 1908. This would later become an example to the colonial resistance against New Zealand under the Mau Movement banner led by Taisi Olaf Fredrick Nelson and Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III.