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German settlers in South Australia:

miscellaneous papers 1776-1964

MSS 994.2 G3888

BOX G Folder A

Carl Linger
Papers of Heinrich Krawinkel, Chairman of the German-Australian Historical Society, on Carl Linger and the Carl Linger Memorial erected 17 June 1936. These papers were presented to the Library by Mr J. Landherr in 1980.

1. Speech made by the Premier of South Australia, Hon. R.L. Butler M.P. on the occasion of the unveiling of a monument in honour of Carl Linger, the composer of the ‘Song of Australia’ on Wednesday the 17th June, 1936, at 3.00 p.m. (3 p., typescript, plus carbon copy)

2. Centennial Edition of ‘The Song of Australia’ [sheet music]: specially featured by Peter Dawson throughout the world. Adelaide: Cawthorne, 1936. Typed caption at top: Mit den besten Empfehlungen vom Deutsch Australischen Jahrhundertfeier Aussch. In Adelaide, Süd Australien

3. Order of Service: German-Australian Centenary Committee. Unveiling of memorial in honour of Carl Linger... on Wednesday, 17th June 1936 … at West Terrace Cemetery. 1 leaf

4. Undated typed letter (1936?) from Herman Schroeder ("Polly") concerning the Linger family and his date of death

5. Speech by Heinrich Krawinkel (Chairman of the German-Australian Historical Society) at the unveiling of the Linger memorial. (2 p., typescript)

6. Letter from John Horner to Professor Douglas Pike 10/8/1969, attaching a draft of his article for the Australian National Dictionary of Biography (photocopies). Also photocopies supplementary material, including Addendum to the ANDB article

  • Also1961 ms copy of a 1901 copy of a letter in German from Carl Linger in Adelaide to his mother in Germany 20/3/1852
  • Programme of Carl Linger’s vocal and instrumental concert of sacred music … 25/9/1855
  • newspaper clippings
  • extracts from Loyau 1885
  • typescript of article by Horner for Humanities Report on Music in Australia(?)

7. Photos from opening ceremony of Linger Memorial 17 June 1936. 7 photographs, annotated, with multiple copies

8. Newspaper clippings on Carl Linger and the Linger Memorial 1935-1940, including 2 scrapbooks. One scrapbook also contains a copy of the telegram received from Dr Asmis, Consul General for Germany; and typescript copies of speeches made by R.L. Butler, Premier of S.A. and H. Krawinkel, Chairman of the German Australian Centenary Committee

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