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    Past Events

    PSA Emigrants from Lower Lusatia

    by the Editor

    Members and friends attended our Pleasant Sunday Afternoon (PSA) at Ivanhoe Lutheran Church at 12.30pm. It included a community lunch, our Annual General Meeting, and an illustrated talk on the Emigrants from Lower Lusatia.

    At our 2009 AGM we heard reports about our various activities and held elections for officers and Committee members for the next year.

    Our guest speaker Joel Blackburn then presented information, family names and photos relating to some of the villages in Lower Lusatia where the ancestors of Australia’s Wendish descendants lived before migrating to Australia. These included Babow, Brahmow, Burg, Cottbus, Dissen, Drehnow, Drewitz, Gulbin, Heinersbruck, Jaenschwalde, Kolkwitz, Laugsdorf, Milkersdorf, Papitz, Peitz, Preilack, Sandow, Schmellwitz, Schmogrow, Sielow, Syrow, Tauer, Turnow, Werben and Zahsow.

    See Wendish News Number 43, August 2009, for a fuller report.