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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


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Von Luckner, his old friend from Motuihe days, visited Fatu and his wife, Ida (nee Burgess), in 1938 on his world-wide cruise aboard his personal yacht “Seeteufel.” This photograph shows von Luckner, his wife, Lady Ingeborg, and Mrs Ida Frost, who is on the right beside von Luckner.

The Frosts had many children, including a son who Fatu named Schultz.

The taupou pictured was reportedly Fuatino Koke Aiono, who later in life was a teacher of Samoan culture in the education system.

Credit: Riethmaier Family Collection.

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