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Why German names should be restored
Title : Why German names should be restored Why German names should be restored
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Source : Mount Barker courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha advertiser, 29 August 1935, p. 1, col. g
Date of creation : 1935
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Part of a wave of anti-German feeling during World War One, an Act of Parliament in 1917 changed Germanic place names in South Australia to English names.

This newspaper article presents arguments for the restoration of German place names in South Australia. The main arguments are that the names are historic, that the settlers who gave the names embraced Australia as their new home and the descendants of these settlers are loyal to Australia, many of them serving in World War One.

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



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