"Stevenson in the middle of the group. Man o war's band." Group outside building including Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife, Fanny Stevenson, with missionaries, Samoan men and women and naval band." One of a set of mounted prints from Rev. William Huckett. The probable photographer, Tattersall, was resident in Samoa from 1886 to 1951. He sold the business in 1949, but all original negatives were destroyed in the Samoan hurrican of 1966.; A mission to Samoa or Navigators Islands was started after a visit by John Williams in 1830, and it became a succesful mission, famous for its educational work. For example, the Malua Theological College was established in 1844 and the Leulumoega High School was established in 1890. A school for girls, called Papauta, was founded in 1892. By 1905 the indigenous Church was well organised and became effectively financially independent in the 1920s. A high percentage of the population was allied to LMS churches. The main LMS mission stations were on the islands of Upolu and Savaii in Western Samoa and Tutuila in Eastern Samoa.