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Eggers, William, was born in 1815 at Brunswick, Hanover, where his father was a medical man. After a university training he went to London, and entered the employment of the eminent printing firm of Clowes, Gilbert & Rivington. In 1848 he emigrated to Adelaide, where he was employed in the mechanical department of the South Australian Register. Subsequently he started the Australische Deutsche Zeitung, the first German newspaper published in the colony. He died on Jan. 20th, 1882.