“Herzlichen willkommen und gemuetlichkeit”
Dances were organised and held monthly at the Liverpool Town Hall, with the Edelweiss Band playing old and modern favourites (insert photo of this time). Attendances were greater than expected with families travelling distances to relive the nostalgia from their birth country.
The success of dances enabled the founding members to purchase land in the Cabramatta area and with the volunteering of members and friends the first brick was laid in 1965.
The German Austrian Society Constitution were formed and signed by founding Members – President – Otto Fillipich, Secretary – Carla Julie Mayer, John Jakobi, Wilhelm Freiberg, Julius Scheibenreif, Herbert Trumper and Johann Gustav Kock.
Various sub groups were supported by the German Austrian Society – Fishing Group (1968), Shuetzenverein (shooting group) (1969) Skat, Karnival, of which the Cabramatta Shooting Club is still operating today and attending championships.
A “Herzlichen willkommen” (a heartfelt welcome) is offered to everyone attending the club and invite you to experience those proud traditions of the German Austrian people and expand our services to promote Europeans with our Fructshop, join us at the “Jagerstube” (link) have a beer – prosit and enjoy a meal with a live band.
German Austrian Club is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote European tradition, culture and science and to afford opportunities for social life of the members of the Society.
To assist Germans and Austrians who desire to emigrate to Australia, to do everything possible to establish them in Australia and to produce the Australian national sentiment among them.
To establish and maintain cultural relevant social events like theatres, choirs, orchestras, concerts and performances. Provide a cultural relevant education by providing German speaking classes, Sunday schools and child minding.