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Captain Dirk Meinerts Hahn
Title : Captain Dirk Meinerts Hahn Captain Dirk Meinerts Hahn
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Source : B 17898
Date of creation : ca. 1840
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Captain Dirk Meinerts Hahn brought a group of almost 200 'Old Lutherans' to Adelaide aboard his ship Zebra in 1838. Hahn was greatly impressed with the faith of the German religious refugees, who had experienced eight years of religious persecution in their homeland. He wrote, 'even a stone would be moved to pity at the sight of a whole deck of people on their knees beseeching God's blessing and help.' In South Australia Hahn assisted the group to obtain 150 acres of land near Mount Barker from William Hampden Dutton. In gratitude the people named the settlement after him - Hahndorf.
Related names :

Dutton, William Hampden, 1805-1849

Hahn, Dirk Meinerts, 1804-1860

Hahndorf (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1840
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Hahndorf, South Australia
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Internet links :

SA Memory, The Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851 The Zebra (ship)

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Germans in South Australia

Hahndorf South Australia



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