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Schuetzenfest, Hahndorf
Title : Schuetzenfest, Hahndorf Schuetzenfest, Hahndorf
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Creator : Tourist Bureau, photographer
Date of creation : ca. 1970
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 155 x 208 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Ferris Wheel at the Amusement Park during a Schuetzenfest at Hahndorf.

The Schuetzenfest - meaning 'Shooting festival' - originated in the provinces of Germany where every town held its own shooting competition and celebration. Schuetzenfests have been held by the German community in South Australia since 1865 in locations such as Adelaide, Hahndorf, Lobethal and the Barossa Valley.

Period : 1946-1979
Place : Hahndorf
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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