Immigrants flee religious persecution

Immigrants flee religious persecution


Klemzic, a village of German settlers.
Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia.
November 1838

German Lutherans opposed to church taxes begin arriving in Australia in search of religious freedom and new economic opportunities.

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