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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums

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The German plantations have largely disappeared from Samoa, but the Hufnagel name lives on. It is present in one of the few German street names or place names in Samoa.

Captain and Mrs Hufnagel bought over 300 acres of land at Lotopa in the late 1890’s. There they built a family home and started a plantation, called Sugafou, which was worked independently of Vailele. Hufnagel Way, an official street name in Apia, shown on the Google Earth map above with a yellow pin at lower left, marks an old boundary of the Sugafou plantation.

Credit:  Google Earth image © DigitalGlobe ©Terrametrics ©Google.


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