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Prayer Book - Lutheran, Germany, circa 1914 Document Reg. No: HT 16977

Prayer book, which belonged to Georgina Wieser (nee Flugel). Georgina was born to a staunch Lutheran family, who were described as being Franconians first, Bavarians second and Germans last. She married Heinrich Wieser in 1923 in Bozen (Bolzano), South Tyrol. She migrated to Australia in February 1951 with her husband and two children. Just five months after their arrival in Australia she passed away from illness, devastating her family. The Wieser family's migration experience, is one of statelessness and displacement, both during World War II and afterwards, and of continual movement and fracturing of the family upon their arrival in Australia.
Small brown leather covered Lutheran prayer book with metal embossed decorative clasp, cross and other decoration. Date inscribed on back cover '1914'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Claire French, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 153 mm (Height), 105 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: religions, german immigration, german communities, prayers
Themes this item is part of: Wieser Family Collection, Wieser Family, German Migrants, 1951, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: religious materials
Inscriptions: Inside book extensive text in German
User: Mrs Georgina Wieser, South Tyrol, Italy, circa 1914
Place & Date Made: Germany, circa 1914

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