Workshop: Mapping German South Australia

Conference of German-Australian History and Heritage 2018: Australisches Deutschtum

Workshop: Mapping German South Australia

Presented by Migration Museum

In this workshop participants will explore German South Australia in the nineteenth century through an interactive and collaborative (analogue) mapping exercise. Join Migration Museum curators and share histories and stories of people and families, anchoring them in place and time. We’re hoping to use the knowledge brought into the room to make particular and personal the patterns of settlement of those from the German states who came to South Australia, in the process questioning assumptions and building not only a map, but also new connections and understandings.

This workshop has 25 places only, is available only to full conference registrants and must be pre-booked with your conference booking.

About the Speaker

The workshop will be led by Mandy Paul, director of the Migration Museum, a museum of the History Trust of South Australia. The Migration Museum has a long engaged with the history of  German South Australia, including in the current redevelopment of the museum’s gallery on nineteenth century migration, and, in 2014, the exhibition Interned: Torrens Island, 1914-1915.

Mandy holds postgraduate qualifications in history and museum studies and has worked as a curator and historian across Australia for nearly three decades. She has published widely , including, in 2014, Interned: Torrens island, 1914-1915 (Wakefield Press), co-authored with Peter Monteath and Rebecca Martin.

Practical Info

17 August 2018 09:00 (Australia/Adelaide)
2 hours
Migration Museum