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Hilda Lutzow and Florence Loveday
Title : Hilda Lutzow and Florence Loveday Hilda Lutzow and Florence Loveday
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Date of creation : 1921
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 205 x 134 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Hilda Lutzow was born at Springton in the Barossa Valley in 1899, and as a young woman met Adolph ('Dolph') Heinrich, the teacher at Nain Lutheran School. When the South Australian government closed the Lutheran schools in 1917, Heinrich was forced to travel to the Hermannsburg Mission to procure work. Hilda corresponded with him and the couple were married in Adelaide in 1924. The Heinrich's honeymoon was spent travelling the south-east of the state showing lantern slides of Hermannsburg to raise money to print a school primer and hymn book in the Arrernte (Aranda) language. As well as teaching, Dolph collected items for the anthropologist Norman Tindale, and took hundreds of photographs. Hilda typed translations of religious texts, including portions of the Arrenta Bible, helped with the teaching, and was involved in the many facets of mission life including the beginnings of the Flying Doctor Service and the search for the missing Lasseter in 1931. In 1932 the family left the mission and settled at Gawler, where Hilda became the Institute librarian - a position she held into her late 80s.
Related names :

Heinrich, Hermann Adolph

Heinrich, Hilda, 1899-1990

Loveday, Florence

Lasseter, Harold Bell, d. 1931

Tindale, Norman B. (Norman Barnett), 1900-

Gawler Institute (Gawler, S. Aust.)

Hermannsburg Mission

Nain Lutheran School

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia


Coverage year : 1921
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Hermannsburg (NT); Springton (S. Aust.); Nain (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Dear Mr Heinrich: Ntaria letters 1933-35 , Hermannsburg, N.T.: Ntaria School, 2002
Frontier country: Australia's outback heritage , Willoughby, NSW: Weldon Russell, 1989
Henson, Barbara. A straight-out man: FW Albrecht and Central Australian Aborigines, Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1992
Hill, Ernestine. 'Spreading the gospel in the desert: inspiring story of the Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission, care of native children', Chronicle, 1 February 1934, p. 52
Hirst, Christobel. 'The final page in a chapter of Hilda's life?' Advertiser, 16 February 1985, p. 1
Lohe, M. Hermannsburg: a vision and a mission, Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House, [1977]
Scherer, P.A. Hermannsburg chronicle, 1877-1933, Tanunda, S.A.: P.A. Scherer, 1995



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