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By Peter Monteath

From Beehive nook and Bert Flugelman's polished balls in Rundle Mall to the vineyards, church buildings and cemeteries of the Barossa Valley, tangible indicators of South Australia's Germans are all over to be noticeable. Too usually, although, "the Germans" are considered as a unmarried team within the state's heritage. in point of fact extra advanced and exciting. those that got here throughout the colony's first a long time often spoke a standard language, yet have been divided by way of ameliorations of state, tradition and sophistication. They have been farmers from Silesia and Brandenburg, missionaries from Dresden, liberals from Berlin, retailers from Hamburg, miners from the Harz mountains or erudite graduates from the very best universities on this planet. They introduced an fantastic number of wisdom and abilities, and have been destined to make a distinction in lots of fields. No much less diversified were the studies in their descendants and newer arrivals. Germans were praised as version voters, while over-achievers. yet from time to time they've got additionally been accused of divided loyalties or barefaced treachery. The essays accrued right here discover the a number of origins, reviews and contributions of Germans in South Australia over a few one hundred seventy five years. half get together and half sober evaluate, this e-book is helping make experience of South Australia today.

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