Attorney General, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff, is the newest Board member of the Robert Louis Stevenson Muesum.
The President of the Museum, James S. Winegar, and the General Manager, Margaret Silva, have personally welcomed Lemalu.
The Attorney General is a mandatory member of the Board.
According to Mr. Winegar, himself a past missionary in Samoa in the 1950’s, there is an added bonus in this instance.
Lemalu is a direct descendant of the well-documented close friend of Stevenson, that being Mr Harry J Moors.
Lemalu is his great, great grandson, so we can now record the historical friendship has been blessed with this renewed connection,” Mr. Winegar said.
The Attorney General is looking forward to building on the foundation of all the great work of his predecessors, such as Tuatagaloa Ming Leung Wai.
“I aim to follow with service and support to the Museum’s work, given the important link it has to our country’s history.”
Lemalu will now be one of two local board members, together with long serving founding member Seiuli Paul Wallwork.
He will join other members RJ Lloyd and the Chairman Tilafaiga Rex Maughan, a dedicated supporter of R.L.S and other projects within Samoa.
Stevenson’s old plantation home includes over 3000 square feet of covered verandas and is the location of the World Class Museum that has welcomed thousands of visitors from around the globe since its dedication in 1994.
The Museum is at the foot of Mount Vaea, atop which is Stevenson’s resting place and tomb, which bears his epitaph UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY known the world over.