August Klauer

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Klauer was born of German parents in Yorkshire, England.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

In 1871 Friederich Wilhelm August (August) Klauer, of Adelaide, was as licensed victualler. [2]


Mr. Frederick William August Klauer of Hilton, died at the North Adelaide private hospital on August 17. Mr. Klauer, who was born of German parents in Yorkshire 76 years ago, was one of the best known men in Adelaide. For many years he kept the White Hart Hotel in Hindley-street and for two decades he represented Gawler ward in the Adelaide City Council. He was a great supporter of manly sports, especially rowing, and he identified himself also with, the Locomotive Band, which- he accompanied last year to the Ballarat competitions. He had for some years lived a retired life on his estate at Hilton, but be still retained interests in various commercial enterprises in the city. He will be greatly missed in many quarters, his genial disposition making him a general favorite.[3]

A telegram was received in Ballarat on Saturday, announcing the death of Mr A. Klauer, a well-known resident of Adelaide, who was also well known in Ballarat, his recent visits to this city being with the Adelaide Loco band during the South street competitions. The deceased, who was proprietor the White Hart hotel, in Hindley street, was in Ballarat during the Eureka Stockade riots, and afterwards went to the rush on the Ovens. For many years Mr Klauer was an alderman of the Adelaide City Council, and held a prominent position in Masonic circles. He was 77 years of age, and was held in great esteem in Adelaide.[4]

In the News

Mr. August Klauer, for many years a member of the Adelaide City Council, yesterday celebrated his seventy-sixth birth day in Ballarat, where he is visiting in connection with the band competitions. Mr. Klauer, who formerly held a commission of lieutenant in the German Army, was in the early fifties digging on the goldFields in Victoria and New South Wales. He took an active part in three diggings risings — the Eureka Stockade, the Ovens Chinese, riots, and the risings at Lambing Flat, New South Wales. During the Crimean war he went to London, and volunteered for service with a German corps that was being formed, but as the authorities would only confer upon him the rank of corporal he withdrew.[5]

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Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.



  1. Adelaide Chronicle, 25 August 1906.
  2. South Australian Register, 04 March 1871.
  3. Adelaide Chronicle, 25 August 1906.
  4. Transcribed by Chrissy Stancliffe, from Courier, Monday 20 August 1906, p.4
  5. Adelaide Register, 28 October 1905.
  6. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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