Director Eugen Lohmann of the company in Lennep made many panels for camp accommodation as people had lost their
homes due to the war. During the war the company made Baracken. (Camp buildings) Prefabrication came to an end after
world war two. The company then produced pre-cut timber frame houses. Due to the Berlin Wall a division between East
and West Germany the director Eugen Lohmann had to seek a safe haven for his company. With long time Jewish friends
suggestions, to move elsewhere the direction was to Australia. The financier for the project unknown to the workers.
Regardless of plenty of work available in Germany many employees of Wender & Duerholt voluntarily joined the director’s
ambition and loaded the camp accommodation panels to be sent to Australia. They also signed a contract of loyalties to
work for the company for two years to help to erect 500 pre-cut timber frame houses in a land of which most of them had
never heard. The Journey became documented from still pictures taken at the time and later made into a video.
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About This Book

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 "WILHELM WENDER  & LUDWIG  DUERHOLT in 1870'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, (reg.16158) this he accepted on the 20th of December 1979. Furthering his education every step of the way and worked in the courts system many hours. 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, (a pensioner) he joined a group of 5 people and helped to establish ACE Adelaide Community Education TV now called channel 31. at a cost of 30.000 dollars over 2 years under the director of Rita Freeman. In helping the station ACE along as a volunteer pensioner, for what ?  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 videos 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 were "WILHELM WENDER  & LUDWIG DUERHOLT in 1870's"., (see page 181). Albert Schmidt received an ORDEN from the King of Prussia in 1880, (see page183). 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 page2).

 Page 226; The Script of the 150th Anniversary of Adelaider Liedertafel read 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 identification as
a JP in the Multicultural System (Flinders street Adelaide) had become deleted. Some
people on the committee told me that the monarchy system was no longer wanted.
This personally not only reflects on volunteering work in the courts system, not to mention of how
much money and time I had given in volunteering towards establishing ACE, Channel 31. (See page