Elisabeth Meister

PO Box 772
Randwick NSW 2031


selected translations.

film & literature

Lore. Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee. Directed by Cate Shortland. Porchlight Films, Sydney, 2012. Premiered at Sydney Film Festival, June 9, 2012. Winner of a number of international awards as well as the 2013 AUSIT Award for Excellence in Translation (Runner-Up).

Saša Stanišić (writer): At least we fought back – British tourists beat up international best-selling writers. In: kultur. Magazine of the Goethe-Institut in Australia. October 2009. P. 16.

Tony Birch (writer): Blog Posts for the Weather Stations project. The Wheeler Centre, 2014-15.

talks and political texts

Stefan Aust (former editor of German news magazine Der Spiegel & author of The Baader Meinhof Complex): The Freedom of the Press and the Power of the Media.

  • Talk at the Goethe-Institutes Sydney and Melbourne, May 2009
  • Talk at the conference "60 years Deutsches Grundgesetz – the German Constitution turns 60. Human and basic rights through the eyes of Germany and Australia", Australian National University, Canberra, May 2009

Klaus Wowereit (Governing Mayor of Berlin): Greeting to the participants of the City Symposium Berlin – Sydney, 2.-5.10.07

Dr Julie Thorpe: Flüchtlinge des Ersten Weltkriegs im Spiegel der Kriegshilfe-Ausstellung des k.u.k. Innenministeriums von 1915. Talk at the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. Vienna, 24.06.14


Prof Gerhard Fischer: Immigration, Integration, Desintegration: Der gefahrvolle Weg zum australischen Multikulturalismus. 2015.

Numerous projects for the Goethe-Institut Australia, among them:
  • Far Away So Close
  • My Berlin Experience, 2010
  • Libraries, 2011-12
  • Goethe-Institut Australien: Programme MiniMag for the GerManyFaces Festival, 2007

Martin Heller and Hermann Parzinger: Australian Thoughts and Impressions. In: kultur. Magazine of the Goethe-Institut in Australia. Edition 24, 2013. P. 10-11.

Helmut Newton. Interview with Matthias Harder. In: kultur. Magazine of the Goethe-Institut in Australia. April 2010. P. 18.

Adrienne Goehler (former president of the University of Fine Arts/Hamburg, former Senator for Science, Research and Culture/Berlin):

  • "Not one for slickers, but Berlin has become state of art". In: Sydney Morning Herald, 4.10.07
  • "Liquid Cities. Berlin – Sydney". City of Sydney Talk, City Recital Hall (Sydney), 4.10.07

Contributions by Uta Daur and Katja Melzer for "Hijacked 2 – Australia / Germany". Exhibition Catalogue. Editors: Mark McPherson, Ute Noll, Markus Schaden. Big City Press, Perth 2010.


Proofreading and editing of Dr. Sarah E. Hilmer: Mediation. International Commercial & Family Disputes. Case Studies and Interactive DVDs. The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong 2011.

Andreas Jäger/Sabine Jasny: On the Situation of German Studies in Australia, 2007.

Julie Thorpe: Der rote Faden der Vertreibung: Österreich-Ungarns Flüchtlinge im Ersten Weltkrieg und ihre Darstellung in der Kriegshilfe-Ausstellung von 1915. In: Kathrin Pallestrang (Ed.): Stick- und Knüpfmuster ruthenischer Flüchtlinge im Ersten Weltkrieg. Aus der Sammlung des Volkskundemuseums Wien. Vienna 2014. P. 31-45.


DecoNetwork website for Wilcom International Pty Ltd, 2010

Manuals for Wilcom International Pty Ltd, since 2009