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Coming Events 2021


Monday 17th May: Tour of Migration sites in Adelaide. This is the first of the 4 tours organised for our Victorian Wendish visitors. We will visit the Port Misery landing place, Port Adelaide wharf, Piltawodli Mission to the Kaurna Aborigines, Klemzig Pioneer Cemetery and Hope Valley Cemetery. Contact Lyall Kupke if you wish to join the tour.

Tuesday 18th May: Barossa Valley tour. This is the second of the tours for our Victorian Wendish visitors. We will visit Rosedale, Hoffnungsthal, Langmeil, Bethany, Light Pass, Ebenezer, Neukirch and St Kitts. Contact Lyall Kupke if you wish to join in.

Wednesday 19th May: Peters Hill tour This is the third of the tours for our Victorian Wendish friends. Contact Lyall Kupke if you wish to join the tour.

Thursday 20th May, 11 am: Talk: Migration for better or worse? Historian Dr Lois Zweck examines the experiences of German and Wendish migrants to SA in the mid-1800s and discusses how much their lives were changed. At City of Burnside Ballroom in the Burnside Civic Centre, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore. Enter from the carpark at the back. Note: the talk is in the Ballroom, not the Library. This is one of the events of the SA History Festival in May. See the 2021 program (www.historyfestival.sa.gov.au) for booking details. Bookings (in April) are essential.

Thursday 20th May, 2 pm: Visit the Lutheran Archives. The collection of Wendish books at the Lutheran Archives (27 Fourth St, Bowden) will be on display. Because of COVID restrictions on the numbers, this event will be limited to our Victorian visitors.

Thursday 20th May: 6 pm Dinner with the Victorians. Another opportunity to meet the Victorian visitors over a pleasant meal. At the Payneham Tavern, Payneham Rd, 319 Payneham Rd, Payneham. Bookings are essential with Lyall Kupke.

Friday 21st May: Adelaide Hills tour. This is the fourth of the tours for our Victorian Wendish friends. We will visit Hahndorf, Lobethal and Birdwood. Contact Lyall Kupke if you wish to join the tour.

Sunday 27th June, 2 pm: Talk: My Rentsch family history. Ruth Walter will tell of her experience in researching and writing her family history, and then the trials in getting it published. At the Glynde Lutheran Homes hall (22 Avenue Rd, Glynde). All welcome.

Sunday 29th August, 2 pm: Annual General Meeting. Followed by a DVD of Lusatia. At the Glynde Lutheran Homes hall (22 Avenue Rd, Glynde). All welcome.