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Louis Augustus Triebel
Manuscript notes on the history of the South Australian German population

MSS 944.2 T825


In 1958-59, Louis Triebel was engaged by the University of Adelaide under a University Research grant to write material on Germans in the Barossa Valley. He completed his research in August 1962. Triebel was later appointed Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Tasmania, retiring in 1956. He died in 1985.


Folder 1

  • General introduction.
  • A note on the Angas papers and a bibliography of the early history of South Australia.
  • The South Australia Company's role in pre-Lutheran German immigration.
  • The Superintendent of Germans.
  • The "Solway" party.
  • Menge the mineralogist.

Folder 2

  • A note on the European background of migrations from Germany.
  • The Lutheran pilgrim fathers.
  • Pastor Kavel.
  • Kavel's first letters to George Fife Angas from Port Adelaide.

Folder 3

  • Contemporary reports on the immigrants under Kavel and descriptions of early German settlements in South Australia.
  • The beginnings of missionary work among Aborigines.
  • Early German handbooks for emigrants.
  • Friedrich Gerstaecker's visit to South Australia in 1851

Folder 4

  • The Barossa Valley - then and now.
  • Lobethal, Hahndorf and other German settlements in South Australia.
  • Biographies of leading South Australian Germans; Family and church, histories diaries and reminiscences of senior citizens
  • Barossa German speech and vocabulary; The sociological results of questionaires
  • Varia: documents held by the Department of German in the University of Adelaide et alia.

Folder 5

  • The early secular German-language press in South Australia (1848-1916) together with an estimate of the degree of assimilation of South Australian Germans and the influence and meaning of Deutschtum; A survey of the evolution of the German migrant press and an analysis of it's contents.

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