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Society, culture, community, lifestyle

Society, culture, community, lifestyle

Experiences of SA German-Australians in the early 1900s (in development)

South Australia had the largest German-born and German-heritage population in the country. Between 1899 and 1945 Australia was involved in 3 wars, all of which included Germany as the enemy. How were the German-Australian population treated during this turbulent time? Did they remain aloof from Australian culture and retain the German identity, or did they consider themselves Australian?

Skeletons in the Family: Looking at Convicts, Prisons and Asylum Records

This talk looks at records useful for finding 'skeletons' in the family. A review of available sources on convicts, prison records and asylum records available in Australia allows researchers to  follow up and hopefully find their missing ancestors. 

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