Deutschland Downunder This website and the information and resources contained here is a culmination of a dream and passion to research and document the cultural vestiges and folkways of the German-Queensland pioneer ways. The research has involved many years of talking and getting to know the people, recording and documenting […]
Mittwoch, 11.10.2017 – History of Germans in Queensland
92 Sussex Street – The Accordion Master and the Wallet by Mark Schuster When does an event that seems to be such an astounding coincidence actually have a meaning that we should heed? Also, real life events can be even stranger than our dreams – and when they do happen, […]
This great book gives insight to Queensland German music and culture, collected and collated from over 25 years of research by Mark Schuster. A must for anyone interested in Queensland’s cultural heritage.
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Publication of “Queensland’s German connections” This three-year project has come to fruition with the publication and official launch of the bookQueensland’s German connections: past, present and future – 170 years strong (1842-2012). A magnificent, full-colour work with almost 600 illustrations in its 376 pages, the book examines a broad […]
Button Accordian Styles of the ”Vienna system” button accordion (C, G, C-F, G-C, A-D, G-C-F) After many years closely observing many traditional diatonic button accordion players throughout eastern Australia and parts of South Australia, with a particular emphasis on southern Queensland it was possible to reach some conclusions based on […]
ALWAYS AFTERNOON: Trial Bay, German Internment and the German-Australian Community – A Question of Belonging, Loyalty and Country
by Mark Schuster (Brisbane, QLD) ‘Day in day out, nothing but this terrible ancestral castle, the sea and nothing but the sea, and the overwhelming unfulfilled yearning for freedom and our home country.’ (Martin Trojan, 1922) How did a large number of German internees and a small local […]
Back in the early 1980s, when attending university at Armidale, I used to travel past the small New England tablelands community of Dundee. A name like that makes you envisage a Scottish landscape and memories of Celtic origins – which is how the region certainly feels. The New England region […]
Useful Links Below are listed a number of internet sites that may assist with resources on German-Queensland history, culture and general information. An essential resource site for German-Queensland family history and genealogy listings: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/AUS-QLD-SE-Germans (copy and paste into your browser to view sight)