German-speakers from Europe played a significant role in the history of Australia since European settlement. Find out about some of these early and ongoing contributions and how German came to be spoken in Australia as early as 1777 on a website developed by Dave Nutting, a teacher of German in Victoria. Once you start digging around, there is a wealth of information stretching into the current day.

For example, learn about how many things to do with Germany were covered up during WWI, such as changing the names of towns, and how the Australian Government interned Australian citizens of German-speaking heritage.

Visit: German Australia