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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


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This image shows people of a ta’alolo aumaga and matai – presenting cooked pigs at Mulinu’u’. The 10th anniversary celebrations were marred by frequent heavy rain. A dramatic rain cloud looms in the distance. Many members of the ta’alolo hold unopened umbrellas just in case while numerous other ones can be seen hoisted above the spectators.

Vice Governor Schultz sits in the main row 4th from the right beside paramount chief Mata’afa Iosefo. Governor Wilhelm Solf, attending one of his last ceremonial occasions before heading back to Germany, can perhaps be seen behind Dr Schultz in the shade wearing a peaked white cap.

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Credit: Klinkmuller Family Collection, photographer Gustav Klinkmuller.


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