Vienna-Shanghai-Burnside: The Preiss Family Life Journey

Monday 18 July 2016

Vienna-Shanghai-Burnside: The Preiss Family Life Journey

Presented by Wolfgang Victor Preiss

Wolfgang Preiss was born in Shanghai in 1944 to Austrian parents Josef and Katharina who, twice in their lives, found themselves refugees. Firstly, Joe left Vienna in 1938 ahead of atrocities by the Nazis against Jewish people and started a new life in China, where he worked as an engineer. K├Ąthe followed a year later, and they married. Secondly, in 1949 the incoming Chinese Communist Government required all Europeans to leave China and the family was eventually granted permission to migrate to Australia.

Having been too young to attend school in China, Wolfgang was educated at Burnside Primary School, Norwood High School and Adelaide University, where he studied for a BSc degree and was awarded a PhD in Geology in 1971. Subsequently he joined the Geological Survey of South Australia, where he has been employed for the last 45 years investigating and documenting the geology of the State.

Record of Meeting

View the record of all past meetings which details all talks given at meetings by guest speakers since our foundation in 1980. Most meetings since 1985 have been recorded.

No.*BTdDateTopic, Speaker, Detail
39318/7/2016

Vienna-Shanghai-Burnside: The Preiss Family Life Journey

Presented by Wolfgang Victor Preiss

Wolfgang Preiss was born in Shanghai in 1944 to Austrian parents Josef and Katharina who, twice in their lives, found…

Legend

B: Burnside topic

T: tape

d: disc

*: on location

Disc and Tape recordings available in the Local History Room

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.