Babette Augustin Diary

Image: Babette & Leonhardt Augustin

Mrs Babette Augustin was born in Bavaria, Germany about 1888. In 1912, with her husband Leonhardt, she travelled from Emmering in Bavaria to Western Australia, arriving at Fremantle on 25 March. They eventually settled in the Buntine district where she and her husband farmed and brought up their family.

The diary covers the period 24 February 1912 to 15 July 1917. It records her and her husband's journey from Germany to Western Australia and their subsequent experiences finding land on which to settle and the work of clearing it. Farming, building a home, starting a family, losing a baby and being German in Western Australia during World War I are also covered in the diary.

An English translation of the diary is also held as are some photographs of the family and farm. Babette Augustin died in 1966.

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