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

17 August 2018 09:00 to 19 August 2018 17:00 (Australia/Adelaide)

University of Adelaide, Australia

Genealogy SA Research Centre Tour

  • 17 August 2018 10:00
  • SAGHS Library

Take a tour of the Library and Research Centre of the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society to find just what German related records and indexes are available. This tour is limited to 10 people. ...

German Adelaide: North Adelaide Walking Tour

  • 17 August 2018 14:00
  • Queen's Head Hotel

*The three High Streets* Whether top of the hill or along Melbourne Street, German-Australians lived and made their mark in North Adelaide. Take a jaunt through North Adelaide's shady streets, and discover her German 'unterbelly'. These easy 2 hour walking tours are designed to uncover forgotten history, with just a touch of humour. This tour has 10 places only, is available only to full conference registrants and must be pre-booked with your conference booking. ...

German Adelaide: Hindley Street Walking Tour

  • 17 August 2018 14:00
  • Mayfair Hotel

**Die wilde Seite** It might have a seedy reputation now, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Hindley Street was an important street of business, commerce and trade. And wherever these were in the new colony, so were the Germans. Take a leisurely stroll and meet them! From Austral sausage to the Royal Admiral and R M Williams boots, Hindley Street had an impact on Germans and they on it. This tour has 10 places only, is available only to full conference registrants and must be pre-booked w...

German Adelaide: Community Walking Tour

  • 17 August 2018 14:00
  • RAA Hindmarsh Square

**Residenzstadt    ** The section of Adelaide bounded by Gawler Place, Grenfell, Angas and Frome Streets was the centre of German community in the city. This is where they lived, worked and relaxed. This two hour walk gives insight into their lives, using existing buildings, old photos, and the occasional salacious anecdote. Relive the industrial nature of this part of the city. This tour has 10 places only, is available only to full conference registrants and must be pre-booked with your confer...

German Adelaide: Culture Walking Tour

  • 17 August 2018 14:00
  • Botanic Gardens

**Wissenschaft    ** Stroll through the Botanic Gardens and along Adelaide's cultural Boulevard, and learn about the individuals who made an impact on our cultural life. This is an easy 2 hour walk designed to make history interesting with just a touch of humour. See the buildings of the Botanic Garden, Brookman Hall, Adelaide University, the South Australian Museum, Art Gallery, National War Memorial, Government House, and Parliament House, and hear the stories of the German thinkers and doers ...

German Adelaide: Rundle Street (Walking Tour)

  • 17 August 2018 14:00
  • Stag Hotel

A leisurely stroll along Rundle Street and Mall identifies numerous German identities and businesses that flourished there in the 19th century - and longer! This is a very easy 2 hour walk that delves in into the German influence on this commercial street - with just a touch of humour! Butchers, bakers - umbrella makers! Pubs, schools and houses. All told through the use of images, stories and the occasional salacious anecdote! This tour has 10 places only, is available only to full conference r...

GAGHA projects: What, why and how

  • Benjamin Hollister
  • 18 August 2018 13:30
  • W P Rogers Room

A major aim of the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance is to ensure that research continues and that information and findings are available as widely as possible. This session will review the current set of projects being managed by GAGHA including: Heimat Adelaide German-Australians soldiers, sailors and nurses in WWI German name changes 1788-1958 Catalog of German-Australian family histories and biographies ...

Nineteenth Century German linguistic thought and Australian Aboriginal languages

  • Clara Stockigt
  • 18 August 2018 14:40
  • W P Rogers Room

A substantial proportion of what is discoverable about the structure of the hundreds of Aboriginal languages that were spoken on the vast Australian continent before their post-colonial demise is contained in nineteenth-century grammars written by missionaries who had been trained in Germany and who spoke German as their first language. Lutheran missionaries were especially prolific, describing the grammatical structure of Kaurna, Ramindjeri, Barngarla, Diyari, Wangkangurru, Yandrruwandha, Arrer...

Eduard Grube's Australian Adventures: fact, fiction and exaggeration

  • Thomas A. Darragh
  • 19 August 2018 12:00
  • W P Rogers Room

The Hamburg born Eduard Grube arrived in Adelaide aboard the Victoria in 1849, aged 18. After many adventures in Adelaide and country South Australia, he joined the gold rushes in Victoria, then returned to Hamburg in 1854, where he wrote an account of his experiences. This account tells of his time as a hutkeeper, peddler in Adelaide, seaman, ship deserter, copper miner in the Mount Liverpool Mine, station cook, teacher in Port Lincoln, mounted policeman in Adelaide and gold digger in Victoria....

Johannes Menge: More than ‘The Father of South Australian Mineralogy’

  • Bernard O'Neil
  • 19 August 2018 14:00
  • W P Rogers Room

Johannes Menge was perhaps the most extraordinary character to reside in South Australia during its first 15 years of European settlement. Brilliant, erudite, eccentric, visionary and opinionated are some of the words used to describe this unusual mineralogist, linguist and philosopher. Though often portrayed as a drifter and a loner, Menge was a friendly, harmless soul of high intelligence who considered he was on a lifelong religious or mystical journey to a higher authority. His mineralogical...

The Biography of a German Chair: an object revealing trans-national connections and stories

  • Christeen Schoepf
  • 18 August 2018 13:30
  • Eclipse Room

The biography of the Mayoral chair of Port Pirie, South Australia, can tell the history of that locality. Through further examination of the people and events that have shared this biography, many stories can be told: German migration to the state; trans-national shipping; Hanseatic ship building; German forestry and timber movements; and, even legends of the Teutonic people. How? This chair was crafted from the remnants of the German barque Saturn by a German who had made a new life in South Au...