In historical interest, the Barossa Valley is one of the most richly-concentrated areas in Australia. During more than a century, a unique community developed in this serene countryside, consisting largely of the descendants of Germans who had emigrated to Australia in search of religious freedom. The traditions of the old country were cherished by those who grew close to the soil of a new nation, while they developed a different way of life which flourished like the vineyards which they planted on the gentle hillsides. In recent years, many things have changed, but much of the old remains. Colin Thiele's witty and sometimes poetic prose tells of the people, their customs, the wine-makers, and the splendid churches, while Jeanette McLeod's sketches capture the atmosphere of the Valley and its many fine old buildings.
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