German

Poem – Nach Bethanien

This German poem originates in the Barossa valley, South Australia.  It is spoken in the ‘Barossa Deutsch’ dialect.  Norm Stiller of Gulugaba recited it to me.  His family travelled from South Australia to Downfall Creek, northwest of Miles in 1909.  This poem was a cultural remnant of their earlier pioneering […]

‘The Tiger Schnake’

‘THE TIGER SCHNAKE’   I vos working vit Bill Grady und Shack Wilson on de flat Ve shoushed abbot an acre oot vit Shemmy Bill und Pat Ve didn’t makes no vortunes, but vhat I vant to tell Vos about von pig tiger schnake, dat shashed me quick as vell. […]