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German house, Paechtown
Title : German house, Paechtown German house, Paechtown
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Creator : Moore, Patricia, photographer
Date of creation : 2003
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 148 x 102 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Detail of a 'German' house at Paechtown in the Adelaide Hills. Traditional construction methods shown are the high pitched roof and the half timber construction, known as 'Fachwerk'. The timber beams were customarily joined using wooden pegs rather than metal nails. Oak was traditionally used in Europe, but in Australia, the beams were usually red gum. The in-fill in this building is brick, but wattle and daub was also commonly used.

Coverage year : 2003
Place : Paechtown
Region : Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
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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