J Mannion: Hans Elsner, German Airforce Mapmaker
Posted on: Mon 6 Mar 2023
From war torn Germany recovering from the devastation of WW2 to life and compulsory Unionism in remote, arid Port Augusta starting as a Porter in the railways… then on to Quorn, also in the railways. Hans gives us insight into the early days of railway in outback South Australia and life for a German immigrant.
This interview was provided by Historian John Mannion and used with permission.
Main photo: South Australian Railways narrow gauge and broad gauge steam locomotives shunting at Port Pirie on 30 Jan 1962 Wikimedia Commons