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Past Events

Tabor Church-Building Centenary

by John Noack, Betty huf

The annual Wendish Country Tour during Victoria's long weekend in March allows our Society's members and their friends to spend three days soaking up and learning about the various noteworthy historical and heritage sites in the area. The Tabor Lu...

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25th Anniversary of our Society

by John Noack

A Luncheon on Saturday 15 October 2011 was held from 12 noon to 4pm at the German Club Tivoli in Windsor, to celebrate our Society's 25th Anniversary. It was established in 1986 and has helped to maintain contacts with many descendants of the Wendish...

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Hartwich / Hartwig Family Reunion

by June Winter

About 400 descendants of Michael and Eva Rosina Hartwich attended the Family Reunion and Book Launch at Hamilton on 1-2 October 2011. On the Saturday evening, 240 people enjoyed the dinner and concert, which featured talented family members and the T...

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The Herlitz Grave Plaque Dedication

by John Noack

The Dedication of the Memorial Plaque for Pastor Hermann Herlitz was held at 1pm on 29 May 2011 in the Lutheran Section of the Melbourne General Cemetery at Carlton. Hans Schroeder as the Master of Ceremonies, welcomed special guests and all particip...

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100th Ann., St John’s Lutheran Church, Pella

by John NoAck

The Pella community provided an excellent weekend program on 14–15 Mat, 2011, for the Centenary celebration of the dedication of their church building, which took place on 14 May 1911. The officiating Pastors in 1911 included N. Wiese, E. Kriewaldt...

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Eugene von Guerard’s Exhibition

The Ian Potter Centre in Melbourne's Federation Square was the location of "Nature Revealed", the display of over 150 paintings by Eugene von Guerard. The Centre was open from 10am-5pm, 16 April – 7 August 2011. The painter, who was born in Vien...

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“The German-Speaking Community of Melbourne 1855-1865”

by Editor

Volkhard Wehner was the guest speaker at our "Pleasant Sunday Afternoon" on Sunday 3 April 2011. He spoke about his newly-published book Heimat Melbourne: A History of the German-speaking Community of Melbourne, 1855-1865. The "Pleasant Sunday Aft...

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Wimmera Tour

by Betty Huf

This year's tour, organized for those who are interested in the history of German and Wendish people, focussed on the districts of Warracknabeal and Minyip. The tour is traditionally held on the Victorian Labour Day weekend which this year was from 1...

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Westgarthtown’s 160th Anniversary

by Rob Wuchatsch

The year 2010, was Westgarthtown's 160th Anniversary and celebrations took place on Sunday 21 November 2010 as part of the City of Whittlesea's Cultural Heritage Program. The Friends of Westgarthtown and the City of Whittlesea hosted an afternoon ...

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1860 Hamburg Ships’ 150th Ann. Lunch

by John Noack

Time: Saturday 19 June 2010 at 12.00 noon Venue : German Club Tivoli, 291 Dandenong Road, Windsor, Victoria. Speaker: John Noack on "The 1860 Hamburg Ships and their Passengers to Australia". A very warm welcome was extended to all who gathe...

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