Hermannsburg 2 1958 centre for indigenous family history. Hermannsburg was established in 1854 as the first station of the hermannsburg missionary society based in hermannsburg, germany. There has been a very long history of vernacular literacy in the community, beginning soon after 1877. It is known in the local arrernte language as ntaria. Get directions, maps, and traffic for hermannsburg, niedersachsen. The aboriginal community of hermannsburg ntaria, about 125km from alice springs, is famous as the onetime home of artist albert namatjira and as the site of the hermannsburg mission.
Established as a lutheran aboriginal mission in 1877, linguist and anthropologist. National heritage places hermannsburg historic precinct. The hermannsburg potters are some of australias most significant indigenous artists working today and it is our great honour to host them at the ngv to celebrate their 25 th year. What a fantastic place to visit, the history and art here are amazing. Hermannsburg historic precinct is a historic remnants of the first aboriginal lutheran mission 18771982. Georgie has 528 books on goodreads, and is currently reading me. Hermannsburg mission society 1849 german missionaries in. Hermannsburg lies on the finke river within the rolling hills of the macdonnell ranges in the southern central australia region of the northern territory. Hermannsburg historic precinct in the macdonnell ranges situated along the mereenie loop road, kilometres south west of alice springs is the aboriginal community of hermannsburg and just beyond it, the stunning expanse of finke gorge national park. In the 2006 census, hermannsburg had a population of 559. Ntaria hermannsburg community health centre located at 42 raberaba crescent, hermannsburg. The missionaries established a school and dormitories for children in the late 1890s. Potters angela abbott wallace rockhole, judith inkamala and hermannsburg potters manager gabrielle wallington. Our land is alive is an exhibition of pots from hermannsburg that celebrate.
In june 1901 pastor kaibel arrived at hermannsburg and wrote several articles for the advertiser and observer newspapers in south australia drawing attention to what the mission was trying to achieve and the havoc white man was creating among the aborigines. Contemporary indigenous australian ceramic art, flinders. Aranda artists of central australia, craftsman house, sydney. Good to be able to walk around at our own pace and see the history of the mission. Hillier from killalpaninna arrived and did an excellent job. The hermannsburg historic precinct is the last surviving mission developed by the hermannsburg missionary society. The book explores the questions of why the lutherans were at hermannsburg. The traditional owners live at ipolera, a small community belonging to the malbunka family 12 kilometres off the larapinta drive to the south. Pauls church in hermannsburg on the luneburg heath, from 1844, initially as a curate and, later, as its lutheran pastor.
Hermannsburg was the german name chosen by the lutheran pastors who set up the small mission for the. In 1977, the independent mission society was merged into the work of the evangelicallutheran mission in lower saxony. The decorated ceramics of the hermannsburg potters are a celebration of the boundless capacity of the human mind and spirit. Hermannsburg aboriginal missions in south australia libguides. Established as a lutheran aboriginal mission in 1877, linguist and anthropologist carl strehlow documented the local western arrernte language during his time there. Finally on 30 may 1887 it was possible for the first seven aboriginal teenagers to be baptised. We drop in to say hello to the hermannsburg potters, the now internationally known group of local potters are a story that began in 1982 when the arrernte community took over responsibility for the mission and surrounding community. For 25 years, the northern territorys hermannsburg potters have produced unique clay and terracotta pots.
Like many of the other missions in australia, hermannsburg was conceived and. Rome2rio makes travelling from hamburg to hermannsburg easy. Wander around the old lutheran mission and get a glimpse of life as it was for the early pioneers and their families. Hermannsburg tearo hermannsburg, petermann nt 0872. More images from the australian heritage photographic. Sep 07, 2015 meet the allstar hermannsburg potters of the northern territory video the artists of the remote northern territory community of hermannsburg are busy creating a series of aflthemed works for. Ntaria hermannsburg community health centre in hermannsburg. The hermanns of old hermannsburg, washington county, arkansas. It is known in the local western arrernte language as ntaria. In 1880 it was possible to open a church and school and by 1888 pastor kempe was able to produce a book in the aranda language. Experience a truly remarkable part of central australias history. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Hermannsburg, also known as ntaria, is an aboriginal community in ljirapinta ward of the macdonnell shire in the northern territory of australia, 125 kilometres 78 mi. Mission history the community was first established as a lutheran mission in the 1880s and was one of central australias first settlements. Hermannsburg aboriginal mission on the finke river northern. Apr, 2006 hermannsburg was the home of renowned aboriginal artist, albert namatjira and is also associated with the lutheran missionaries, pastor carl strehlow and his son, professor t. The western arrernte community of ntaria hermannsburg is based at the remote foothills of the stunning western macdonnell ranges, kilometres west of alice springs, central australia. Its founder was ludwig or louis harms a visionary of extraordinary gifts, who spearheaded a christian revival in large areas of northern germany. Precinct the hermannsburg historical society has been formed and a full. Do you need to book in advance to visit hermannsburg historic precinct. The hermanns of old hermannsburg, washington county.
Centrally located on the campus grounds, the fit library holds about 80,000 volumes, including particularly literature in the fields of intercultural theology, mission studies, history of christianity and religion, bible studies, migration, social work and development studies. The founder of the lutheran mission society at hermannsburg, germany. The hermannsburg missionary society was founded on the initiative of louis harms, who served the saints peter and paul lutheran congregation in hermannsburg, germany. Albert elea namatjira 19021959, artist, was born on 28 july 1902 at hermannsburg ntaria, northern territory, son of namatjira and his wife ljukuta.
Sep 22, 2014 the 125km drive from town was easy in the little hyundai i20 but what you find is a small local community that happens to have a piece of history struggling to become a tourist attraction. Hermannsburg is an aboriginal community in ljirapinta ward of the macdonnell shire in the northern territory of australia, 125 km km west southwest of alice springs. The hermannsburg chronicle, 18771933 translated and. Hamburg to hermannsburg 4 ways to travel via train, bus. Further along larapinta drive and about 90 kilometres by road from hermannsburg, is areyonga, a small aboriginal community in a spectacular location, nestled between towering hills. To find the map for the driving distance from alice springs to hermannsburg, please enter the source and destination and then select the driving mode. Guide to resources relating to the history of aboriginal missions in south australia including records created by these missions. Since its establishment in 1877, aboriginal people have lived at hermannsburg, the former lutheran mission, located on western arrernte country. Hermannsburg is an aboriginal community in the northern territory of australia. The hermannsburg missionary society was established in the small town of hermannsburg in what was then the kingdom of hannover in 1849. This date counts as the foundation date for the hermannsburg mission. It is known in the local arrernte language as ntaria in the 2006 census, hermannsburg had a population of 559.
Hermannsburg school is the oldest of the german private schools in southern africa, having been established in 1856. The lure of water and food, and the exchange of the gospel and education as part of the contract between the two peoples, produced human changes and. Namatjira, albert 19021959 people and organisations. Hermannsburg travel northern territory, australia lonely. Hermannsburg historic precinct in the macdonnell ranges. Note colin macleod is the author of the following books 1 patrol in the dreamtime author is colin macleod published 1997 by mandarin reed books australia 2 a strong song author is colin macleod published 2004 central queensland university press hermannsburg shcherer correspondence crs e944 item hermannsburg, ca 7112 national archives of. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. It was established as a lutheran mission in 1877 by two missionaries from germany. History of hermannsburg epic journeys of pioneering lutheran families, and the arrival of nomadic desert peoples at their small mission outpost all but expiring from drought and starvation. Depending on the vehicle you choose, you can also calculate the amount of co2 emissions from your vehicle and assess the environment impact. Hermannsburg mission society 1849 german missionaries. It also has several of its publications on south australian history for sale. The image of the ghost gum, which albert namatjira brought to popular acclaim in his paintings, features in the work of many of the hermannsburg painters, and is a sacred and important part of western. Hermannsburg was the home of renowned aboriginal artist, albert namatjira and.
Wurtai welcome to hermannsburg ntaria, western aranda country. Find all the transport options for your trip from hamburg to hermannsburg right here. It is now a popular stop for tourists who marvel at the historic 19th century buildings and revel in its rich artistic history. Hermannsburgs contact history is rich and varied, and characterised by immense, rapid change. Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. It contains information about organisations, people, policies, legislation and events related to the history of child welfare. Its founder was ludwig or louis harms a visionary of extraordinary gifts, who spearheaded a christian revival in. The 125km drive from town was easy in the little hyundai i20 but what you find is a small local community that happens to have a piece of history struggling to become a tourist attraction. This lack of our collections of books, documents, and records constitutes a severe. Its 16 remaining buildings and church are carefully preserved and stepping through the gates y. Hermannsburg known as ntaria, is an aboriginal community in ljirapinta ward of the macdonnell shire in the northern territory of australia, 125 kilometres.
Why more schools need to teach bilingual education to. Strehlow who was the first linguist to study indigenous languages. The hermanns of old hermannsburg, washington county, arkansas, compiled and edited by w. At the 2011 census, hermannsburg had a population of 625, of whom 537 86 per cent identified as aboriginal. Its an appealingly rundown and sleepy place, which belies its significance as one of the most important aboriginal communities in the area. Hermannsburg in south africa was founded in 1854 by missionaries of the hermannsburg missionary society in germany, who built the mission house which today houses the museum. Meet the allstar hermannsburg potters of the northern. Based on namatjiras success, watercolour painting was quickly adopted by a number of indigenous people within the hermannsburg community. Hermannsburg near alice springs northern territory, australia. Hermannsburg near alice springs northern territory.
A culturalhistory of the hermannsburg mission and its descendants in south africa. Hermannsburg mission society hermannsburger missionsgesellschaft hmg was founded by ludwig harms in 1849 in a spirit of postrevolutionary revivalism and rebellion. Hermannsburger mission was founded as the hermannsburg mission centre missionsanstalt hermannsburg in 1849 in hermannsburg, near celle, north germany, by louis harms. Hermannsburg potters aranda artists of the central desert craftsman house 2000 with 2 colour plates, this book encompasses the vividly painted, original and joyous work of potters from hermannsburg, a mission which once provided a refuge during drought and frontier violence and which continues as an independent aboriginal community today. Hermannsburg aboriginal mission south australian history. Hermannsburg historic precinct 2020 all you need to know. After a number of problems were encountered such as drought, shortage of money and the general unfriendly attitude of the dieri members, it was. Contemporary indigenous australian ceramic art, flinders univeristy art museum. Established as a lutheran aboriginal mission in 1877. Tjita malbunka was one of the main teachers of aranda for the first missionaries.
View contact details, open hours, phone number and address. The library is accessible to students, faculty and staff of fit 247. He was considered a good minister by the community and had a great talent for bringing things alive. Hermannsburg is an aboriginal community in ljirapinta ward of the macdonnell shire in the northern territory of australia, 125 kilometres 78 mi. The missionaries established a school and dormitories for children in. Footy and art from the hermannsburg potters books and arts. The lutheran church handed the mission back to the the western arrernte people in 1982.
Footy and art from the hermannsburg potters books and. Hermannsburg, also known as ntaria, is an aboriginal community in ljirapinta ward of the. The hermannsburg mission was established on the banks of the finke river by lutheran missionaries from the hermannsburg missionary society and the evangelical lutheran church of australia in 1877. Hermannsburg, northern territory wikimedia commons. Elton john official autobiography by elton john, australia day by stan grant, and what c. In 1866, it was decided that with the assistance of the hermannsburg missionary society in germany, a mission would be started in south australias far north at killalpaninna among the dieri aborigines. Hermannsburg historic precinct department of agriculture, water.
Meet the allstar hermannsburg potters of the northern territory video the artists of the remote northern territory community of hermannsburg are busy creating a series of aflthemed works for. See more ideas about hermannsburg, kids reading books, northern territory. The hermannsburg local history museum has been sponsored since 2000 by the society for the preservation of the museum of the local history association of hermannsburg forderkreis heimatmuseum des heimatbundes hermannsburg, which was founded in response to the threatened closure of the museum. The hermannsburg historic precinct is one of the few surviving relatively intact, evangelical bush missions in australia. The founder of the lutheran mission society at hermannsburg, germany schuh, henry jacob on. Hermannsburg is an aboriginal community in the northern territory of australia, 1 km southwest of alice springs. Why more schools need to teach bilingual education to indigenous children.596 770 363 853 688 327 1325 1290 99 474 365 377 181 365 787 836 1193 841 1161 1405 892 471 993 1151 192 784 982 226 1369 839 592 1470 344 1109 417 246 1356 1291 671 410 976 1108