German Immigrants to South Australia. The German immigrants from 1838 to 1866 were important to the development of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills and the renowned Barossa Valley. From the book 'The Barossa Folk - Germanic furniture and craft additions in Australia. "It was in the Barossa Valley, more so than any other place in Australia, where traditional east-central Europeon material culture was most succussfully transplanted, and where it flourished and endured for close to a century. From the time of the arrival of German settlers in the Barossa Valley in the early 1840s, age-old traditions and customs, underpineed by strongly-held religious beliefs, became the agents for the reshaping of the new country and generally, village life as based on the Folk vision of the Old World." ISBN 9766410003
I started a page on the ship Skjold 1841, whom many of my ancestors arrived and some from the "Zebra" 1838.
The settlements were isolated from the main English settlements in the early days, so marriage was mainly between the Lutheran faith.
I have worked out how to add a category to profiles.
Added to Klar-15 before the Biography
[[Category: German Immigrants to Australia]] [[Category: German Immigrants to South Australia]]