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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


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Dr Erich Bernhard Theodor Schultz, the German Governor of Samoa and a former Chief Judge, had come to know the Frost family when Fatu was just a child. He took a great liking to him and sought out his company. Fatu, born in the late 1890’s,  the son of Aiono Aipovi and Ana Frost, had taken his mother’s surname.  Fatu was educated by the Marist Brothers, in Apia.

Dr Schultz was a single man at the time of his posting to Samoa (though he later married in Berlin). His fondness for Fatu resulted in an unofficial adoption evolving.

Credit: Alfred Schultz Album; photographer R.Hofmann.

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