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1854

  • 18 May: First public railway in Australia (horse-drawn) officially completed between Port Elliot and Goolwa.
  • Catherine Helen Spence's Clara Morison: a tale of South Australia during the gold fever published.
  • Deutsche Klub (German Club) established.
  • Last public hanging at Adelaide Goal.

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The German Club, Deutsche Klub, in Pirie Street
Title : The German Club, Deutsche Klub, in Pirie Street The German Club, Deutsche Klub, in Pirie Street
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Source : B 62218
Date of creation : ca. 1895
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 155 x 200 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The German Club in Pirie Street, Adelaide.


The Deutsche (German) Club was formed in Adelaide in 1854 by a group of upper middle-class German emigrants with the aim of preserving and enjoying German high culture ('kultur'), customs and language. This impressive Club building was erected in the 1880s. In 1886 a less exclusive German club was formed, the South Australian German Association (Sudaustralischer Allgemeiner Deutscher Verein). The original club folded in 1907 but the German Association continues today.

Subjects
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Pirie Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Harmstorf, Ian, ed. The German experience of Australia 1833-1938, [Bedford Park, SA]: The Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1988

Praite, J German placenames in Sth. Aust., [Adelaide: J & R Praite], 1989

Reynolds, GT German placenames in Australia changed during the Great War 1914-1918, Batemans Bay, NSW: Possum Printing, c1991

State Library of South Australia  Germans in South Australia, [Adelaide]: State Library of South Australia, 1995

Van Abbe, Derek  The Germans in South Australia: the story of the German communities in South Australia
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