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Tickets - Club Tivoli, Karl Muffler, 1985 Reg. No: HT 18680
- Two tickets for a Club Tivoli concert in Camberwell, 1985 belonging to Karl and Hilde Muffler. The event celebrates the Club Tivoli's 125th anniversary with a 'Festival of German songs and Marches' at the Camberwell Civic Centre, on 1st May 1985. Karl Muffler became involved in the Tivoli Club, a German community social club, which first formed in Melbourne in 1860, soon after his arrival in Australia in 1930, and continued his connection throughout his life. It was probably this connection that was one of the reasons for his rapid intermnent in September, 1939.
This item relates to Karl Friedrich Muffler, qualified pastry chef and confectioner, born in 1900, who migrated to Melbourne from Germany in 1930, aboard the passenger liner 'Balranald'. Muffler quickly established himself in Melbourne, commencing employment with Bill Ikinger (who had recruited and sponsored him) at his cake shop in Brunswick, as well as joining the long-running German establishment 'Club Tivoli'. Muffler went on to establish his own business, 'The Embassy' in Malvern, and in 1939 married fellow German migrant Mathilde 'Hilde' Mayer. At this time they were members of the 'German Labour Front' of which Adolf Mayer (Hilde's father) was president. On 4th September, 1939 Karl Muffler, along with dozens of other German residents (including his father-in-law), was placed into police custody as an enemy alien. He was transferred to Tatura internment camp and while there undertook woodcarving and drafting classes and worked as a cake decorator. He was transferred to a Forestry Commission camp in Broadford, and finally released in 1945. With no family left in Germany he decided to stay in Australia and became naturalised in 1947. After the war, Muffler accepted a position at William Angliss Food Trades School in Melbourne teaching ex-servicemen new skills in cake decoration. He maintained a connection to the German community though Club Tivoli and died in 1996.
- Two white card tickets with brown printing for the Club Tivoli. See individual part records for details.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Sue Muffler, 2005
|Dimensions:||110 mm (Height), 150 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||cake decorating, forestry camps, german communities, german immigration, internment camps, pastry making|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Karl Friedrich Muffler, German Migrant, Pastry Chef & Internee, 1930|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Community Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||social functions|
|Inscriptions:||Club Tivoli / Deutcher Verein Melbourne / (German Club Melbourne)|
|User:||Karl Muffler, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 01 May 1985|