A SOCIAL group of German speakers has grown tremendously since its first quiet gathering a little more than a year ago.
The Friends of the German Language, whose members are aged between 10 months and 89 years, meet regularly to play cards and swap stories.
Mildura woman Marlies Schmidt didn’t know how many German speakers would emerge from the woodwork last May when she issued an open invitation to the Sunraysia community to join her and three friends, all-native German speakers, but she conceded it went “better than we all expected”.
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