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Baldwin Goener Papers
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Baldwin Goener Papers

  • UQFL63
  • Collection
  • 1890-1977

Draft manuscripts, autobiography, correspondence, Tatura Camp programmes, postcards, oral interview. The initial contact with the donor was through Dr Gunther Bonnin who was studying the speech patterns of German-born migrants in the Darling Downs region. Goener's writing reveals his Saxon origin, and lack of education in written English. He writes fluently, but his spelling and speech patterns are reproduced by ear. He refers by name to a number of German migrant families.

Goener, Baldwin, 1890-1976


Letters to Fryer Librarian Nancy Bonnin, relating to the possibility of publication, donations to the Library, his associations with the Department of German at the University of Queensland.


Goener's autobiography, in three versions:
-- 3 ledgers of his original holograph account;
-- a lengthier more complete autobiography sent to the Fryer Library in installments, as completed;
-- an abridged version, with illustrations, edited by Nancy Bonnin, then Fryer Librarian, for submission for the Oxford Quincentenary Award, 1977.


Postcard photographs compiled to illustrate Goener's sea voyages, and a world tour 1960-1961. Most are captioned. Accompanied by itineraries for each sea voyage, including dates and nautical miles.

Essays and miscellaneous papers

Australia, the land of the free [poem] 1974.
Book of knowledge. Tatura, 1942.
Experience of a German soldier in World War II by Manfred Friebe.
Maryborough and its environs.
Miscellaneous essays (13).
Photograph of Baldwin Goener at his home with some of his models.