The Immigration Discovery Centre has a variety of resources relating to German migration to Australia. On 9 September 2007, the Immigration Museum celebrated Victoria’s German community with ‘German Fest’, a cultural festival attended by over 2000 people.
A man in the baker's cart of S. Siebert, German Bakery
Source: Museum Victoria
To assist people with their research into their family history and German-Australian history and culture, the Immigration Discovery Centre staff prepared the following list of print and electronic resources.
Immigration Discovery Centre reference collections
Resources relating to the German community in Australia can be found in the Immigration Discovery Centre library. The library houses a diverse reference collection with a focus on migration, cultural diversity and Australian ethno-history.
German migration to Australia
Australia-German Partnership 2000: Bridging Continents
Prepared by the Allen Consulting Group Pty. Ltd
Call no: IDC 382. 0994 0943 A938
German Presence in Queensland over 150 years: proceedings of an international Symposium August 24, 25 & 26th August. The University of Queensland
Call no: IDC 305.831 0943 G373
Bodi, Leslie and Jeffries, Stephen (eds). The German Connection: Sesquicentenary Essays of German Victorian Crosscurrents 1835-1935
Call no: IDC 303.482 320 94 G373
Darragh, Thomas A. & Wuchatsch, Robert N. From Hamburg to Hobson's Bay : German Emigration to Port Phillip (Australia Felix) 1848-51
Published in association with the Wendish Heritage Society Australia 1999
Call no: IDC 994.500431 D225
Hargraves, Marta. Inducements and Agents: German, Northern European and Scandinavian Recruitment to Tasmania, 1855-1887.
Call no: IDC 304.894 604 H279
Harmstorf, Ian & Cigler, Michael. The Germans in Australia
Call no: IDC 994.00431 H288
Stuetz, Alfons. History of Jenning’s Germans 1951-1986.
Call no: IDC 994.7100 4310 H673
Tampke, Jurgen. Wunderbar Country: Germans Look at Australia 1850-1914.
Call no: IDC 304.894 W965
Tampke, Jurgen & Doxford, Colin. Australia Wilkommen: A History of The Germans in Australia.
Call no: IDC 305.831 094 T159
Voigt, Johannes Hermann & Jones, Brangwyn. Australia-Germany: Two Hundred Years of Contacts, Relations and Connections.
Call no: IDC 305. 843 0994 V892
Vondra, Josef. German Speaking Settlers in Australia
Call no: IDC 305.8943094 V946
The Hoffman family making German sausage at a table in their backyard.
Source: Museum Victoria.
Schweitzer, George Keene & Smalley, Anne M. German Genealogical Research.
Call no: 929. 107 2043 S413
Towey, Peter..An Introduction to Tracing your German Ancestors.
Call no: IDC 929. 1072 043 T739
Frank Cusack: Bendigo Heritage Society (Ed). Bendigo: The German Chapter.
Call no: IDC 994.5400 431 B458
Martin, John Stanley. A Divided Heart: A History Of Trinity, German Lutheran Church, Melbourne during the Pastorate of Herman Herlitz 1868-1914.
Call no: IDC 284.19451 M381
Mitchell, Ellen I. Baron Von Mueller’s German Melbourne: Papers delivered at a conference held by Plenty Valley Arts Latrobe University School Art History.
Call no: 994.51 B265
Torney, Eileen., Foster, Betty & Emmett, Brian. Early Families of Shepparton and District: Book two.
Call no: IDC 929.20994 E12
Wuchatsch, Robert & Harris, David. Westgarthtown
Call no: IDC 994.511 W959
Barrack, John. Lamplight and Bluestones: Recollections of the Ziebell farm of Thomastown.
Call no: IDC 929.20994 B737
Blaich, Horst. A Young man on the way to a new world of hope a story of Horst Blaitch who left Germany and arrived by the ship “Australia” in Melbourne 17th May 1951.
Call no: IDC 305.831 092 B634
Braun, Eddie. Aussie by Choice.
Call no: 920.009 23 B825
Eller, Jeanette. Loh Family History.
Call no: 894 3094 E45
Gross, Charles. The Family History of Friedrich Gross, 1853-1968.
Call no. 929.2 G878
Oppenheim, Ego & Oppenheim, Rae. Strong Ego and Thick Skin: Autobiography of Gerald Oppenheim and the story of Development of Ego Pharmaceuticals.
Call no: IDC 338.766 855 092 062
Bossence, William Henry. Tatura and the Shire of Rodney
Call no: IDC 994.54 B745
Bullard, Steven & Tamura, Keiko. Blankets on the wire: the Cowra Breakout and its Aftermath.
Call no: IDC 940.54729445 B935
Hammond, Joyce. Walls of wire : Tatura, Rushworth, Murchison Community Histories.
Call no: IDC 940.5472945 H226
Sullivan, James T. Beyond All Hate: a wartime story of a Japanese internment camp 1941-1946.
Call no: IDC 940.5472945 S951-2
Williams, John Frank. German Anzacs and the First World War
Call no: IDC 940.40994 W723
Winter, Barbara. Stalag Australia: German Prisoners of War in Australia.
Call no: IDC 940.547294 W784
Bartrop, Paul R. & Eisen, Gabrielle (eds). Dunera Affair: A Documentary Resource Book.
Call no: IMHAM 325. 210 943 D 915
The Dunera Experience: An Exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia,
3 September 1990- Feb 1991.
Call no: IDC 325.210 74 D915
Fifth Columnists German and Australian Refugees in Australian Internment Camps by Klaus Neumann
German Migrant Identity by Kristy Dermody
Immigration Refugee, asylum, and settlement policies as political issues in Germany and Australia by Stephen Hoadley
Model Workers or hardened by Nazis-The Australian Debate about admitting German Migrants, 1950-1952 by Angelika E. Sauer
Contact the Immigration Discovery Centre
If you require further assistance with your research contact the Immigration Discovery Centre.
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Immigration Discovery Centre
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Melbourne 3001 Vic