The German-speaking community of Victoria between 1850 and 1930

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Volkhard Wehner

Origin, progress and decline

ISBN 978-3-643-91032-5
Band-Nr. 155
Jahr 2018
Seiten 384
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Geschichte

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At the time of Australian Federation in 1901, German
immigrants constituted two per cent of the population of

This book examines how they settled, formed a communal
infrastructure, and how they related to their Anglo-Celtic
hosts. It is shown that their attempts to form a cohesive
community failed, by investigating the role played by the
Lutheran Church, German associations, community leaders, and
the rift between rural and urban communities. The changing
relationship between the British Empire, the German Reich
and emerging Australian nationalism receives close

The book tests and then proves a hypothesis that rural
communities were more resilient and better equipped to
survive, while urban communities were not.