Culture

The German-Queenslanders – A Celebration

The German-Queenslanders – A Celebration The Cultural Contribution Since the 1850s until the present time German immigrants and their descendants, the German-Queenslanders, have made and are still making an enormous and significant contribution to the cultural landscape of our great State. Our early German pioneers brought their ‘cultural baggage’, folkways […]

Exorcising the Swine!

Exorcising the Swine Many of the early settlers had troubles with their pigs – particularly with differences from the ‘old country’ and getting used to farming ways and techniques more suitable for the new land. One well known incident concerns the Marburg congregation and the well-loved Pastor Temme who ministered […]

Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive – Serpents and the German-Queensland Settlers   The new settlers to Queensland were not at all familiar with snakes, Germany being home to only a few small and harmless species. In the bush of Queensland I’m sure they thought they must be surviving in a ‘living hell’, populated […]