They were chopping anything with a vaguely German name that they could think of, named after battlefields or not.. How Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen survived as the capital of the state, I think is quite ironic. Just my mileage. You of course are entitled to yors.Whilst she may have been from Germany I don't think she was a battlefield or general herself per se
Probably a member of the English royal family.They were chopping anything with a vaguely German name that they could think of, named after battlefields or not.. How Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen survived as the capital of the state, I think is quite ironic. Just my mileage. You of course are entitled to yors.
I'm very happy those religious reffos came out of Europe to park themselves in the outskirts of South Australia. They knew how to grow grapes and make wine. Cheers!The suburb I lived in until my mid-teens in Adelaide was called Klemzig (after Klemsk/Klepsk in Silesia, at the time part of Germany but now part of Poland), that a lot of the religious refugees came from at that time and later went to the Barossa Valley. Klemzig was renamed Gaza in 1917 when it was laws were enacted to ensure that all towns in South Australia with German names would be changed to non-German ones.
My old club - the Gaza Football Club - was founded in 1903. After WW2 when the name of the suburb reverted to Klemzig, the members of the Gaza football and cricket clubs voted unanimously to retain the name Gaza in perpetuity. So the club exists but the suburb name no longer does.
They certainly enriched the cultural diversity and the economy of a large part of SA, a very pleasant, uncrowded part of the world to live in.
Bloody glad I took up the offer to move here from Sydney for the then new Collins class submarine project.
That all, they normally throw banana benders in jail.Well the SA Police Taskforce are the thorn in SA’s side.
I added $591 to the SA coffers yesterday for a speed that was between 1and 9klm over, because “it’s dangerous” yet I can legally ad another 7kph in Qld, and it’s not dangerous … enjoy
I suggest you read the article and not abuse the messenger. I am not casting any aspersions upon your family. The photograph was taken on Gomersal Rd, Tanunda. While only a small percentage of the local population identified as German Nationalists they were indeed there and active in support of the Third Reich, not just in the Barossa but recruiting throughout Australia. I can provide more academic research articles if you wish, or you could just google "nazi barossa" yourself.What a load of crap Davo, the Barossa was settled by Germans fleeing religious persecution in Germany from the middle to late 19th century.
My grandfather was German, he moved to New Guinea at the turn of the century and established copra and coffee plantations. He helped the allies chart the waters around the north coast of PNG for the war effort but was finally interned at Loveday internment camp when dobbed in by his neighbor in Rose Bay for listening to the BBC and Radio Berlin on his shortwave radio (he wanted to get the news from both sides).
Those of German descent are very proud of their heritage and I suggest you would have to very brave to accuse them of being Nazis.
Now back on topic which was...
But hey, good wine.Sorry Davo, wasn't having a go at you and didn't think you were having a go at my family, certainly no offence intended. I don't doubt there were nationalists back then but it seems that photo was taken in the early thirties when the national socialist party was in it's infancy.
I will google 'nazi barossa' and broaden my knowledge on the subject.