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Klemzic, a village of German settlers
Title : Klemzic, a village of German settlers Klemzic, a village of German settlers
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Creator : Angas, George French, 1822-1886, artist
Date of creation : ca. 1846
Additional Creator : Giles, J.W.
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 321 x 233 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Plate 12 of George French Angas' South Australia Illustrated: Klemzic. A village of German settlers near Adelaide. Part of the text accompanying the illustration reads 'About three miles from Adelaide is situated the picturesque village of Klemzic, on the banks of the Torrens: it is entirely populated by one of the various bodies of Prussian Emigrants ... their houses and cultivation are in the style of their own country ... Poultry, butter, vegetables, and fruit, are frequently brought into Adelaide for sale by the women, whose picturesque style of dress, and simplicity of manners, obtain for these peasants a considerable share of custom'.

Klemzig 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.

Klemzig is now part of the metropolitan area of Adelaide.

Period : 1836-1851
Place : Klemzig
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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