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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Women Walkers of Hahndorf
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  • Author's note: Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills was first settled by practicing Lutherans from Prussia who were forced to flee religious oppression. They were led by their pastor and formed a close-knit, hard-working and successful farming community. Many of the young women carried produce for sale on their backs as they walked, often barefoot, through the night to Adelaide. They did this as a group for safety. The region of Mt Lofty Ranges between Bridgewater and Stirling, known then as ‘The Tiers’, was haunted by unsavoury characters making use of the many illicit grog shops and avoiding attention from the metropolitan police force.

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    y separately published work icon Landscapes Peripatetica : The Poetics of Walking vol. 4 no. 1 Winter 2010 Z1728029 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 4-5
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  • Beaumont, Burnside area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,
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