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. Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Academy Awards and winner of multiple international awards as well as the 2013 AUSIT Award for Excellence in Translation (Runner-Up).

Saša Stanišić: 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: Blog Posts for the Weather Stations project. The Wheeler Centre, 2014-15.

arts & culture

Numerous projects for the Goethe-Institut Germany, among them contributions for:

Taking Stock: The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Alumniportal Deutschland, 2020

No-Go? Stigmatised Neighbourhoods. Dossier for Goethe-Institut Germany, 2017

Navid Kermani: Europa nach dem Brexit. Auf Kosten unserer Kinder. 2016

Lissa McMillan: Mit Bienen hoch hinaus. In: Dana Giesecke, Saskia Hebert, Harald Welzer (Eds.): FuturZwei Zukunftsalmanach 2017/18. Geschichten vom guten Umgang mit der Welt. S. Fischer Verlag 2016. P. 126-131.

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

Numerous projects for the Goethe-Institut Australia, among them:

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.

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.

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


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

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


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.

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.


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