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Waiting for rations, Torrens Island, 1915

Interned: Torrens Island, 1914-1915

In August 1914 war broke out across Europe. Within months, hundreds of men were interned on Torrens Island, in the Port River estuary north-west of Adelaide. Sailors taken off enemy ships, Germans and Austrians living in South Australia, and even some naturalised British subjects found themselves behind barbed wire. Once on Torrens Island, the men became prisoners of war, out of sight and under guard. They had no idea how long they would be held, and wartime censorship suppressed details of their detention. It was only years later that the brutal behaviour of the camp’s commandant was revealed. Observations of camp life survive in the compelling photographs of Paul Dubotzki and the diary of professional boxer Frank Bungardy. They are brought together in this new exhibition at the Migration Museum, one which tells the little-known story of Torrens Island internment camp and offers another perspective on the South Australian experience of the First World War.

Service to Commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of the Cocos Islands

On 9 November 1914 HMAS Sydney destroyed the German raider SMS Emden in the Cocos Islands. A special commemorative service dedicated a Friendship Mast honouring both crews. Ambassador Dr Christoph Müller travelled to the Cocos Islands to attend the service.

Logo for the G7 summit in Germany

German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

Further information is available on the following websites:

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Climate Change Conference in Lima - the Last Stop Before Paris

Please find here the German Ambassador's byline article in terms of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

"Liberty Train"

Liberty Train –The Journey of Christian Bürger

30 September 1989: Over 4,000 people squeeze into the gardens of the West German Embassy in Prague. The West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher addresses them: “We’re here today to tell you that today your emigration …”

Zeitschrift Deutschland

Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.

Consulate Finder

Two German Missions and ten Honorary Consuls throughout Australia offer consular services. Each Mission covers a specific geographic region. To find out which Mission can assist you, what the hours of operation are and how to reach it please use our interactive Consulate Finder.


Please use our interactive Consulate Finder to find out which mission can assist you:
Consulate Finder

Daily News from Germany - www.deutschland.de

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany