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Barossa’s German heritage honoured

Barossa’s German heritage honoured

The Barossa’s German heritage was celebrated during tours of Langmeil Lutheran Church grounds for SA History Festival.

Congregation member, Mr Don Ross of Tanunda, said the two, one hour tours were well attended by locals and visitors.

“They were quite a success,” Mr Ross said happily.

Together with fellow parishioner, Mr Ev Leske, the duo explained the significance of Langmeil Lutheran Church and its association with the beginnings of the Barossa.

The groups toured the church building and the adjacent cemetery where the grave of Pastor Kavel, founder of the Lutheran Church in South Australia, is located.

 “We pointed out quite a number of other interesting graves of people who were important to the history of the Tanunda district,” Mr Ross said.

“There are something like 15 Lutheran Pastors buried in the Langmeil Cemetery which, in itself, is significant.

“We went into the History Centre here which was set up in 2013…It was the printery where Pastor Auricht printed his Church paper back in the 1860s. It was used as a hall and also a Sunday School rooms.”

 For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.