Photos remain in some family albums in Auckland of friends who were included in the repatriation on the Main in 1920. Here are a few of them.
(On left) Mr Richard Marggraff, a plantation manager for the DSG (Deutsche-Samoa Gesellschaft) at Tapatapao; (in middle) the Schmidt family – Mr Ludwig Karl Schmidt was the managing partner at Grevsmuhl and Co., in Apia, when repatriation occurred. He resettled with his wife, Antonie, and their children Wilhelm ‘Bill’ and Aniva in San Francisco where this photo was taken in the 1930s (Bill and Aniva revisited Samoa in their adult years); (on right) Mr Ernst G. Studt, an employee of the DH & PG who was allowed to return to Samoa in early 1920 after internment on Motuihe Island but was then included on the repatriation list in June.
Credit: Marggraff photo, Grapengiesser Family Collection; Schmidt photo, Meiritz Reid Family Collection; Studt photo, Alfred Schultz Album (cropped).
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