40.6% German!: how I discovered that, and what I now know about my German ancestry

Conference of German-Australian History and Heritage 2018: Australisches Deutschtum

40.6% German!: how I discovered that, and what I now know about my German ancestry

Presented by Neil Renaud

Three of the speaker's four grandparents have German ancestry (one is French Huguenot/German), and this presentation will outline where they all came from, how and when they came to Australia, and some interesting highlights (a murder, a suicide, a scalding to death).It will feature how information (Australian and German sources) was found, and how they have contributed to Australia, though none are famous. It will also explore the question of why the speaker's German heritage was  hidden or forgotten. The two areas of settlement for were south-east Queensland (Toowoomba) and the Macleay River (Kempsey).

About the Speaker

Neil Renaud is a retired TAFE college librarian, and previously a high school teacher of History/English. He holds a BA, a Diploma of Education, and a Diploma of Librarianship, and has been conducting extensive family research for about 8 years. In that time, Neil has written a number of short essays/publications on his family, including the 'Huguenot Times' and is currently writing his complete family history. He is member of the Huguenot Society of Australia and is currently secretary of the Colo Shire Family History Group (currently Secretary). Neil can be seen on Youtube here.

Practical Info

Date
19 August 2018 14:00 (Australia/Adelaide)
Duration
1 hour
Location
Rumours Room