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Klemzig (etching)
Title : Klemzig (etching) Klemzig (etching)
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Creator : Nixon, Frederick Robert, d.1860
Source : B 7188/10
Date of creation : 1845
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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On the banks of the River Torrens a short distance from Adelaide, Klemzig (Klemzic) was settled in late 1838 by the first significant group of German migrants in South Australia. The group came to South Australia with the financial assistance of George Fife Angas. The village was named after a town in Brandenburg, the area of Prussia from where many of the settlers came.

Related names :

Germans, South Australia

Nixon, Frederick Robert, d.1860

Klemzig (S. Aust.)

River Torrens (S. Aust)

Coverage year : 1845
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Klemzig, South Australia
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Colwell, M and Alan Naylor. Adelaide: an illustrated history, [Joslin, S. Aust.]: McP, 1981

Insights into South Australian history, volume 2: South Australia's German history and heritage, Harmstorf, Ian A. ed, Adelaide: Historical Society of South Australia, 1992-

Kwan, Elizabeth. Living in South Australia: a social history, Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

Migration Museum. From many places: the history and cultural traditions of South Australian people, Kent Town, S. Aust.: Migration Museum (History Trust of S.A.) in association with Wakefield Press, 1995

Cockburn, Rodney. What's in a name? : nomenclature of South Australia. Adel: Ferguson Publications, 1984. pp.284-292 Nomenclature Committee report on enemy place names.

Faull, Anthea J. 'Ethnic roots to small-town groups' - the origins and persistence of selected German family names at Paskeville, South Australia. Magill: the author, 1977.

Germans in South Australia 1914-1918. Photocopy of a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings from overseas, Australian but mainly South Australian newspapers 1914-1918. Adelaide, Public Library of South Australia, 1975.

Grope, Leslie Bernhard. The garden of the Lord: the story of Klemzig, South Australia. Photocopied

Internet links :

State Library of South Australia, General Information Fact Sheet: Germans in South Australia

South Australian German Association: see German history in South Australia: 1838-1914: German settlement in South Australia

SAMemory, The Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851: Places

Treasures of the State Library of South Australia: South Australia illustrated by George French Angas

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Edition: Search for George French Angas

Pictures Catalogue National Library of Australia




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