Wallet - Diary and Memoir of Brother Karl Kirsch, 1942-1951

Accession Number AWM2020.22.43
Collection number AWM2016.607.1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 4
Object type Diary, Memoir, Digital file
Maker Kirsch, Karl
Date made 1942-1951
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1940-1949
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Collection relating to the Second World War and postwar experiences of Brother Karl Kirsch and his family, Australia and Papua New Guinea, 1942-1951.

Brother Kirsch was a deacon in the German Neuendettelsau Mission Society and worked in the Lutheran Mission in the Territory of New Guinea until his internment in 1942. He had trained as a nurse and also had qualifications in dentistry and midwifery. Brother Kirsch and his family returned to New Guinea in 1951 after becoming naturalised Australians.

The wallet consists of two folders of material: