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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


The Germans in Samoa 33


On 7 August 1933 at the age of 59, Ernst Reye died in Apia after a period of illness. Two years before, he and Margaretta had visited the Sydney Adventist Hospital for treatment. The people who can be identified in this grave-side photo taken at Magiagi Cemetery are (left-to-right): the Rev. Perkins; Mr Fritz Stunzner; Mr Augustus Betham; Mr Erwin Carruthers in grey jacket and lavalava; Mr A.M.Gurau; Mr Max Grapengiesser; Mr Alfred Matthes; Mr Emil Meiritz; a man holding the Concordia Club flag; Mr Wilhelm Arp.

Credit: Reye Family Collection.

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