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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


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The building commissions Stunzner completed, as recorded by his family, include the Apia Courthouse, the Apia Hospital, the Apia Observatory (destroyed by fire), the Casino Hotel, DH & PG buildings at Sogi (later Westec), the Lands & Survey building, the O.F.Nelson store (destroyed by fire in 1946), homes for the Stunzner, Thieme, Hanneman and Haaben families, and the Tuaefu, Solosolo and Fugalei bridges.

This photo shows the original Courthouse building.

Credit: “Cyclopedia of Samoa,” McCarron, Stewart & Co, Sydney, 1907.

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