Photographer's Note

Hahndorf is not far from my hometown of Balhannah. It is usually full of tourists as it is such a picturesque town. Detmold House is a typical Australian Colonial home.

On 12 August 1838, the ship Zebra captained by the Captain Dirk Hahn departed from Altona, Hamburg for its voyage to Port Misery, South Australia, arriving on 28 December 1838.

The Zebra was the third ship after the Bengalee and Prince George that brought Prussian Lutheran migrants to South Australia. The founders of Hahndorf came from these three ships, many from the Zebra. On arrival and inspection, the migrants were very pleased and impressed with their newly acquired land.
Hahndorf was named after Captain Dirk Hahn in honour of his efforts in securing good land. "dorf" translated from German into English means, "village". Today, some German tourists are somewhat bemused by the name, to the confusion of local residents. This is apparently due to the most literal translation of the town's name being "rooster-village".

Detmold House
Located at 85 Main Street this was the residence of the Wittwer family (they ran the mill over the road) and was built in 1861 and called Detmold after the town in Germany where the family originated from.

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