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Past Events

Mulwala Family History Expo

by Bob and Betty Proposch

Bob and Betty Proposch of Yarrawonga, assisted by Clay Kruger, represented our Society at the annual Family History Expo held at Mulwala. Clay found it very rewarding to handle enquires from people interested in their germanic and wendish ancestry...

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Westgarthtown’s 150th Anniversary

by Robert Wuchatsch

The Thomastown Lutheran Congregation (formerly known as Westgarthtown and actually in Lalor) celebrated the 150th anniversary of the dedication of its church building, which took place on 17 November 1856. The only older Lutheran Church building is a...

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Peters Hill 150th Anniversary

by John Noack

The Peters Hill Church's celebration of its 150th Anniversary was held on 15 October 2006 Peters Hill consisted mostly of Wendish settlers from Lower Lusatia when the St Peters congregation was formed in 1856. The first service was held in the hom...

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The Deutscher Family Wendish Dinner

by John Noack

The Society's 2006 Annual Dinner was held in the Community Centre at Calvary Lutheran Church, Greensborough. The Dinner celebrated the 20th Anniversary of our Society and the contribution of the Deutscher family to Australia. Guest speakers, Chris...

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Byaduk Lutheran Church Closed

by John Noack

The closure of Zion/Neukirch Lutheran Church, Byaduk took place on Sunday 17 Sept 2006. The Byaduk area, south of Hamilton in Victoria, was first settled by Johann Rentsch, who purchased land there in August 1860. By 1865, other families, who were...

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Grovedale / Germantown Pioneers’ Memorial Stone

by John Noack

The early pioneer families of Germantown (now Grovedale, Victoria) were commemorated with the unveiling of a Memorial Stone at the Germantown Cemetery on 10 Sept. 2006. Local historian June Winter has researched the early German families, many of who...

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Bundoora Heritage Tour

by Editor

A report of this activity appears in the August 2005 edition of our Wendish Society Newsletter which can be downloaded from the "Past Newletters" section of this website....

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German Heritage Festival

by Editor

A German Heritage Festival and Christkindl Market was held on Saturday 20 November from 11 am-4pm at Westgarthtown Reserve, Gardenia Rd, Thomastown. Visitors inspected the Ziebell Farmhouse with its historical displays, heard a recital of classical m...

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