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Motuihe escape

Motuihe escape

In the 19th century Motuihe became a quarantine station, and during the First World War (1914–18) it was an internment camp for enemy aliens. One of its most famous prisoners was a German count, Felix von Luckner (centre, with stick). He escaped soon after his internment in 1917, but was recaptured in the Kermadec Islands.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Gulf islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16092/motuihe-escape (accessed 8 August 2020)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016