Collection UQFL63 - Baldwin Goener Papers

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Baldwin Goener Papers


  • 1890-1977 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 boxes, 1 parcel, 7 albums.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

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

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1890-1975
Collection alternatively titled as: Baldwin Goener Collection.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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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System of arrangement

Arranged in seven series.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English
  • German

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Publication note

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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OCLC Number

222660733 ; 1058660510

Libraries Australia ID

21260443 ; 63004950

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, AM, 16-Dec-2019
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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Physical storage

  • Box: UQFL63 Box 1
  • Box: UQFL63 Box 2
  • Box: UQFL63 Box 3
  • Parcel: UQFL63 Parcel 1
  • Album: UQFL63 Album 1
  • Album: UQFL63 Album 2
  • Album: UQFL63 Album 3
  • Album: UQFL63 Album 5
  • Album: UQFL63 Album 4
  • Album: UQFL63 Album 6
  • Album: UQFL63 Album 7