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Past Events

Wendish Descendants at the Ballarat Fine Music Festival

by John Noack

The City of Ballarat welcomed some Wendish descendants as performing musicians to its impressive Festival of Fine Music from 8 to 17 January, 2016. The informative Program Notes contained information in relation to 25 Concerts, which included sing...

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Luncheon at the German Club Tivoli

by Glenys Wollermann

This special Luncheon featured Clay Kruger’s slideshow presentation on the Schürmann weekend held at Tarrington, Victoria in June 2015.  Clay also showed video relating to the upcoming 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation...

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200th Birthday of Pastor C.W. Schürmann

by Betty Huf

Clamor Wilhelm Schürmann (1815-1893) was the pioneer Lutheran missionary and pastor in Western Victoria, from 1854 to 1893. He was based at Hochkirch (later Tarrington), near Hamilton. A number of events were held on 6–7 June to celebrate the 200t...

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AGM, 16 May 2015

by Rob Wuchatsch

We are pleased to report that our AGM on 16 May was very successful. We thank all members who sent strong messages of support in the lead-up to the AGM. We especially thank those who attended the Meeting or appointed proxies. We feel heartened by you...

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Pleasant Saturday Afternoon

by Editor

Our afternoon began with a community lunch at 12.30 pm followed by a brief AGM before hearing our guest speaker at 2.00 pm. The guest speaker, Janice Stockigt, an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourn...

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Labour Day Weekend Tour to Warrnambool

by Glenys Wollermann

Our Labour Day Weekend Tour destination was the Warrnambool area in western Victoria. The Wendish Heritage Society thanks Betty Huf, and her husband, Colin, who were entirely responsible for the organisation of this highly successful event. The t...

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Our Society’s Christmas Lunch

by John Noack

Committee members, together with spouses and friends, met at the Austrian Club in Sheahans Road, West Heidelberg, for their Annual Christmas Luncheon. An excellent meal, and most pleasant company, made for a very enjoyable afternoon. The following ph...

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LCA’s 175th Anniversary Celebration

by John Noack

The Friends of Lutheran Archives in Victoria (FoLAV) Celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church of Australia from 25 November 1838 to 25 November 2013 on Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 7.30 pm at the Church Hall, Trinity German Lutheran C...

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Ludwig Leichhardt’s Birthday Luncheon

by John Noack

On Sunday 7 April 2013, the Wendish Heritage Society Australia celebrated the 200th birthday of Ludwig Leichhardt with a cake and Happy Birthday. We presented Hans Finger's very interesting lecture about Leichhardt, which Hans had previously presente...

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Dr Graham Lieschke & 100 Bach Cantatas

by John Noack

On Sunday 23 June 2013 at 9 am, the Congregation at St Johns Southgate celebrated the presentation of the 100th Different Cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, titled "Jesus, nun sei gepreiset", meaning "Jesus now be praised" (BWV 41). St Johns Southgate...

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