Henry Smith. Author & Producer - South Australian History. German Settlement.
A book having the Title "RECONCILIATION BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT THE MISSING LINK" of 362 pages also gives the full history of WENDER & DUERHOLT.The founders of the company WENDER & DUERHOLT were "Albert Schmidt & Ludwig Duerholt" in 1880's. The book "4th edition" has been updated since 1/3/09 is also available on C D ROM.
Information in Books & Videos is available on German Settlement History in South Australia at the State Library.
Henry Smith was born in Germany in 1930. He came on the ship "Roma" to South Australia arriving on 20th March 1952.
He came as a contract worker tradesman joiner & carpenter for Wender & Duerholt to South Australia. He became a migrant and was naturalist in 1957. While assisting plumbers, Henry became interested in welding, achieving a certificate in December 1968. A safety certificate in 1969 meant that he could also take charge of any building project. This was followed by a builder's license which became compulsory in July 1978. During this time Henry was heavily involved with the St.John Ambulance Association and received his first, First Aid Certificate on the 1st of May 1978.
Henry went on to work in the concrete and structural steel industry and later worked for the railway. He was also asked to Commission as a Justice of the Peace for the State of South Australia, this he accepted on the 20th of December 1979. Furthering his education every step of the way.
In time Henry also qualified as a security guard and was offered employment during the Grand Prix, this he accepted and carried out his duties two weeks per season from 1986 to 1989. During 1988 Henry also completed certificates in "Emergency of Fire" and his fifth First Aid Certificate. He worked in the Art Gallery as Security Guard and escorted PRINCE CHARLES through the Gallery. He retired from work at his age of 58, due to ill health. Age 65, he joined a group of 5 people and established ACE Adelaide Community Education TV now called channel 31.under the director of Rita Freeman.
In January 1997 he completed the filming and editing of a video on South Australian History, "Where do we meet", a video very much recommended by the State Library and by the then Governor of South Australia, Sir Eric Neal. He also produced a video of WENDER & DUERHOLT 1952 - 2002 how they had worked in the Marion district for the Housing Trust. He has produced many video,s and four of his video scripts are in his book. (1) Where do we meet. (2) Pioneering The Benefits We reap. (3) Ship called "ROMA" Brought in 1952 the first 19 people for WENDER & DUERHOLT to Australia. (4) COLONEL LIGHT Vision. And many more are listed in the index.
I named my book a "DIARY". IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN THIS BOOK is ON PAGES ! Founder of WENDER & DUERHOLT was Albert Schmidt in 1870's, (see page 181).
Albert Schmidt received an ORDEN from the King of Prussia in 1880, (see page 183).
Schomburgk received the honorary Dr. Title from the King of Prussia on the 4 April 1868, (see page 53).
The Kaiser of Prussia formed Germany in 1871, it was called the SECOND REICH, (see page 2).
Page 226; The Script read out by the Premier on 4 October 2008 was never checked. The contract workers who built the houses and worked on the Railway after the Second World War again became the forgotten people.
Page 231; Nominating for Governor’s Multicultural Awards, September 2008.
I had in good faith filled in the forms and on a later date discovered that my identity as a JP in the Multicultural System had become deleted.
This not only reflects on voluntarily work a member of the JP Association does in the courts system. Not to mention of how much money and time I had given towards establishing ACE, Channel 31. (see page 208).
No equal comprehension can be drawn of Mr. Hieu Van Le entering Australia compared with any contract worker entering into this country after Second World War. Again the history in the Multicultural System became very much distorted by today’s bureaucracy system.
As I have explained in the book many German people settled in this country as individuals and were not readily recognised by Australian Authorities. (see pages 311-318).
Therefore some have left due to an unsuccessful time in their adventures. (see pages 186-198).
There are many hurt feelings cousing complications in becoming a citizen of Australia.
(see pages 213 –222)
These pages illustrate the political side of the Federal Government in dealing with individual citizens in this country.
It does bring conflict in any mind by reading the findings and appreciations expressed by Sir Eric Neal in April 1998, the then Governor of South Australia. (see page 277).
Page 266; Bruno Krumins, AM lieutenant Governor of South Australia.
Dear Mr. Smith
Congratulation on publishing the book “Reconciliation Business Achievement The Missing Link” You have made an invaluable contribution to the history of S A. thank You for the book + the video-film.
None of Henry Smith,s projects have received any grants, they are all caried out by Henry Smith voluntarily.
To find out more about Henry Smith's collection of Books and Documentaries Call 8277 9010