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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 : 160 x 209 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Traditional dancing display during the Schuetzenfest at Hahndorf.

Established by Lutheran immigrants in early 1839, Hahndorf, in the Adelaide Hills, was originally laid out in the 'hufendorf' (farm village) style of Germany and Prussia, but later converted to a 'strassendorf' (street village). Many of its early German style buildings have been retained and restored making Hahndorf South Australia's oldest remaining German settlement.

A Schuetzenfest or 'shooting festival' is a traditional German celebration, including shooting competitions, dancing and music.

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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