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Driven from the bush by the recent earthquake at Samoa: a Solomon Islander who fled from his German employers ten years ago and had been forgotten.

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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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26 July 1917

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World War, 1914-1918, Earthquakes, Military uniforms, Solomon Islanders, Soldiers, New Zealand Army, SamoaWorld War, 1914-1918EarthquakesMilitary uniformsSolomon IslandersSoldiersNew Zealand ArmySamoa
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 26 July 1917 p033

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Showing a man originally from the Solomon Islands standing with a sergeant in the New Zealand Army in Samoa. In August 1914 a contingent of New Zealand troops took over Samoa, which was at that time a German colonial possession. The earthquake referred to may be that of 10 July 1917 which was reported as a severe one and accompanied by a tidal wave that struck the Samoan Islands.