Author: Mark

Queensland’s German Connections – New Book!

  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 […]

Australian Button Accordion Styles

  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 […]

Useful Links

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: (copy and paste into your browser to view sight)