To Walk Under Palm Trees

The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


The Germans in Samoa Part 2 Intro

Falemata’aga – the Museum of Samoa, presents Part 2 of this on-line photo exhibition.

To Walk Under Palm TreesThe Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums, Part 2 continues the story of Samoa’s German times. Existing only as a digital presentation, it offers historic photos on-line to the widest possible audience.

Advice for navigating this website: To go to the next image click on the title or number at below left e.g. “Photo Credits – Part 2”; this will take you through to the next image. The lower left title or number is always the next click-through; the number at right is the previous image. To see all the images in this exhibition as small ‘thumbnails’ on one screen click on the title at the top of the page in white, “To Walk Under Palm Trees.”

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  1. Klaus Berking says:

    Well done, Tony.

  2. Helen Webster says:

    You have done a marvellous job in putting this together, congratulations.

  3. Hans Hallweger, Vaterstetten, Munich says:

    Dear Tony,

    I came across your ebook looking after some traces from Toomalatai Pekina Gosche (1898-about 1977) – writing down some memories for my sons. I met Pekina-Ferdinand on my adventurous voyage home via South America to Munich, Germany, in late October 1970, stopping-over in Apia, Samoa, being invited in his home there, learning about his exils in two world wars.
    I had been working before in Melbourne about a year as a civil engineer.
    I am excited to find Anton Gosche mentioned in your book as Pekina Gosches father (second marriage obviously).
    Being a family searcher myself in Bavaria, Germany, I am excited to see how well organized you developed your search
    and finished with a perfect book. Congratulations!

    Wishing you a good new year 2017
    Hans Hallweger, Munich, Germany

    • Tony Brunt says:

      Thank you, Hans,for your fascinating and most gracious post. Appreciated. Actually, To’omalatai Gosche can be seen in this online exhibition (image 80) and in the same photo in the eBook (page 190) as the man sitting in the second row in the middle with the white jersey. Hans, may I ask if To’omalatai spoke to you in German. I believe his father, Anton Gosche, died in 1929 and it would be interesting to know if he taught his children German. Warmest regards!

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