Fritz Stunzner was interned on Motuihe Island, in Auckland, in 1915 as an enemy alien. In 1916 he was joined by his wife, Mary and his five Samoa-based children (two daughters, Hetty and Ilse, were in Germany being educated). The special dispensation to have family present on Motuihe was given because Mr Stunzner was suffering from a severe intestinal illness.
This photo shows the Stunzners in front of the small three-room cabin that Fritz was allowed to build to house his family. The children are (left-to-right): Kurt, Matilde, Trude, Albrecht ‘Albi’ and Fritz Jnr.
Credit: Stunzner Family Collection; photographer probably R.Hofmann.
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