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Biographical entry Strehlow, Carl Friedrich Theodor (1871 - 1922)

Born
23 December 1871
Fredersdorf, Uckermark, Germany
Died
20 October 1922
Horseshoe Bend, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Missionary

Summary

Carl Friedrich T. Strehlow was head of the Finke River Mission, Hermannsburg from 1894-1922. He became fluent in the languages of the Aranda and Loritja people and his seven-volume work on their myths, legends, material culture and customs was published between 1907and 1920. He is commemorated by the Carl Strehlow Memorial Hospital at Hermannsburg and the Strehlow Research Centre in Alice Springs.

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Events

1891
Education - Graduated from the Neuendettelsau seminary in Germany
1892
Career position - Ordained
1892 - 1894
Career position - Worked for the Immanuel Synod near Cooper's Creek in South Australia
1894 - 1922
Career position - Head of Finke River Mission in Hermannsburg, Northern Territory

Published resources

Books

  • Bandhauer, Andrea and Veber, Maria, eds, Migration and Cultural Contact: Germany and Australia, Sydney University Press, Sydney, 2009, 254 pp. Details
  • Kenny, Anna, The Aranda's Pepa: an introduction to Carl Strehlow's masterpiece Die Aranda- und Loritja-Stämme in Zentral-Australien (1907-1920), ANU Press, Canberra, 2013, 310 pp. Details
  • Strehlow, T. G. H., Journal to Horseshoe Bend, Giramondo Publishing, Artarmon, N.S.W., 2015, 220 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Veit, Walter F., 'Strehlow, Carl Friedrich Theodor (1871-1922), Missionary, [Anthropologist]', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 121-122. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060223b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Brock, Peggy, 'Evangelism, ethnography and linguistics: Carl Strehlow and J. R. B. Love', Anthropological Forum, vol. 27, no. 3, 2017, pp. 224-39. Details
  • Monteath, Peter, 'Erhard Eylmann's missionary position', Anthropological Forum, vol. 27, no. 3, 2017, pp. 240-55. Details

Online Resources

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