- 1890-1977 (Creation)
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3 boxes, 1 parcel, 7 albums.
Name of creator
Balduin Göner, later known as Baldwin 'Paul' Goener, was born on 10 September 1890 in Saxony, Germany. He lived in Queensland for most of his life. Goener was a naturalised British sujbect for 27 years by the time World War Two broke out. He was interned at Gaythorne (Queensland) and Tatura (Victoria) internment camps from September 1941 until October 1944. He died on 13 July 1976
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1890-1975
Collection alternatively titled as: Baldwin Goener Collection.
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Acquired from the creator.
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Scope and content
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.
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Arranged in seven series.
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Corkhill, A. Queensland and Germany : ethnic, socio-cultural, political and trade relations 1838-1991. Melbourne, Vic. : Academia 1992.
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Revised, AM, 16-Dec-2019
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.