Andreas Borchard (1808-1870)

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Andreas Borchard
Bornc. 1808
Danzig, West-preussen
Died10 December 1870
North Adelaide
  • Prussian 1808 - 1848
  • British Subject 1858 - 1870
Other namesAndrew Borchard
  • Farmer
  • Basketmaker
Spouse(s)Henrietta Wilhelmine Sperwien (m. 1841 Danzig)



In Germany

In Australia

Andreas and Wilhelmine arrived at Port Adelaide on 26 January 1846 aboard the George Washington, the first of three ships with German migrants to arrive that year, the start of the second wave of Germans arriving in South Australia. Their travelling companions included a group of Hanoverian Pietists lead by Johann Friedrich Borgelt, and the Hartig brothers. Less than a month after their arrival. Andreas was able to present his basketmaking skills at the Agricultural and Horticultual Society Exhibition, winning a prize. [1] In his short time here Andreas had begun experimenting with the local tea tree (leptospermum).


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  1. "EXHIBITION OF THE AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY". South Australian Register. South Australia. 21 February 1846. p. 4. Retrieved 22 October 2023 – via National Library of Australia.

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