This site will focus on the QLD and Australian heritage with a special focus on the German Heritage in Queensland. As this site is under construction, you may wish to bookmark and visit from time to time.

I will research and link with existing sites on the QLD and Australian Heritage, so more to come soon.

Did you know that in 1905 one third of the population of Queensland was of German origin?

Did you know that Byron Bay was just a small paradise for surfers and completely unknown to the rest of the word? Then young hippies discovered the Lifestyle of Byron and either stayed or came back to Byron Bay. Today 3,3% of the Byron Bay locals have a German background.

Plus the German tourists that roam the streets and shops and bars of Byron Bay today …

I visited the Immigrant Museum in Melbourne and in Bremerhaven in Germany, to get some ideas about the time and those days: Why did people leave their homeland and went into this most dangerous passage which took months and then start a new life in the unknown?

I visited small local museums in the Atherton Tablelands not far from Cairns (QLD) and I explored the farms and villages in the Lockyer Valley between Brisbane and Toowoomba.

And I found Templin in Queensland in the Scenic Rim area and visited the town of Marburg, which had in the 2016 census a population of 873 people.

More to come soon ….

With best wishes from the Gold Coast in QLD Australia



Peter Ludlow has researched a lot about the Moreton Bay Shores and Islands including Moreton Bay.

Read more about the history of the Brisbane area and his Moreton Bay World on his BLOG Moreton Bay History.

Word War 2 comes to Brisbane

First Link

The Passage of Time – Thank you to Noel and Del Bergmann

The 1865 Voyage of the SUSANNE GODEFFROY


LINKS Australian Heritage

GAGHA – German Heritage Australia

BLOG Germans in Queensland

GermanAustralia – Dave Nuttings Website – Germans in Queensland

State Library South Australia – Germans in SA