Resources -reference books/papers

Books and articles I’ve found useful

Ances-Tree: the journal of the Burwood and District Family History society. Articles by Jenny Paterson on the German emigrant ships: excellently researched, informative, fantastic! You must read these if you have mid-19th century German immigrants to Australia.

Argyll 1730-1850: Commerce, Community And Culture. McGeachy, R A A. John Donald Publishers, 2005.

Dorfprozelten am Main Teil II. Veh, G, Benedict Press, 2002 (this is my “bible” for historical research on Dorfprozelten around the time the emigrants came to Australia).

Dorfprozelten am Main: Ein Dorf im Wandel seiner 1000Jährigen Geschichte. Veh, G, Benedict Press 1995.

Emigration and the Labouring Poor: Australian Recruitment in Britain and Ireland 1831-1860. Haines, R, St Martins Press, Basingstoke, 1997.

From East Clare to Eastern Australia: the Parish Priest, the Middle Men and the Emigrants. Cass, P. Published in the Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry, Darwin, 2006.

Farewell My Children: Irish Assisted Emigration to Australia 1848-1870, Reid, R. Anchor Books, Sydney 2011.

Grassroots Queenslanders: The Kunkel family. Cass, P, self-published, Brisbane, 2003. Winner of the Alexander Henderson Award 2004 from AIGS and joint winner of the QFHS prize for family history 2004.

Jondaryan Station: the relationship between pastoral capital and pastoral labour 1840-1890. Walker, J, UQP  Brisbane, 1988.

Life and Death in the Age of Sail: the passage to Australia. Haines, R, UNSW Press, Sydney, 2003.

Mapping the Great Irish Famine. Kennedy L, Ell P S,  Crawford, E M, Clarkson L, (eds), Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1999.

Oceans of Consolation. Fitzpatrick, D. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 1995.

Richard Griffith And His Valuations Of Ireland. Reilly, J R. Clearfield Company, Inc, 2000

The End of Hidden Ireland. Scally R J. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996.

They weren’t all Lutherans – A case study of a small group of German Catholics who emigrated to Australia from Dorfprozelten, Bavaria. Cass, P. Published in the Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry, Darwin, 2006.

More to come in due course.

7 thoughts on “Resources -reference books/papers

  1. Hello
    My husband’s family are descendants of Franz Wainard (Rainard) Zoeller and his wife Catharine Beutel who left Dorfprozelton on Peru in 1855. They settled near Toowoomba Queensland Australia and eventually changed their name to Zeller. We have a full family history of this line in Australia, but know little about their Bavarian life. We think Franz father was Peter and his mother Magdalena, but have no information about them and they were both dead at the time of his travel to Australia. Does any one have any information about this line of the Zoeller family in Dorfprozelton, or can you direct me to the best location? Thanks so much. Elizabeth


    1. hi Elizabeth, yes I have some info on this family at the Dorfprozelten end. I believe that Franz was actually Franz Ignaz Zoeller. I know I’ve seen the Wainard/Rainard used but can’t recall where. It will be best if I email you directly with some info on this family. Cheers Pauleen


      1. Dear Pauleen
        That is so exciting! I also have seen Franz Ignatz and even Eugnot. It always seems to be the same person, so that is a mystery. I am very grateful for any leads you might be able to snd our way. Happy to share what I know of the family here in Australia.


  2. Hi Pauleen,
    I wonder if you could give Elizabeth Kendall my email address so that I can make contact with her directly. We are both descended form Franz Zoller and Catherine Beutel.
    Best Wishes
    Monica Anderson


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