19 Sep 2017

100 years since Motuihe prisoner of war escape

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:25 pm on 19 September 2017

An unusual but colourful event will be celebrated on Motuihe Island early next month.

October 8th marks one hundred years of the escape of a German prisoner of war being held on the Hauraki Gulf island.

Count Felix Von Luckner was held on the island after he ventured into the south pacific in 1917.

The Motuihe Island restoration trust is holding an event to mark the centenary since the colourful German navy captain and his crew staged their daring escape.

Fiona Alexander from the Motuihe Island restoration Trust talks to Jesse about their plans.

Aerial view of Motuihe Island

Aerial view of Motuihe Island Photo: public doman