By Lisa Every

Gunter Kuwert born in Pillau Prussia,which is now part of Russia.

He was one of six boys.

– Kurt Kuwert born 1925 and died at the age of 67 from cancer in 1992

– Gunter Kuwert born 1927 and died at the age of 83 from Kidney failure and Cardio Myopathy 2010.

 – Hans Kuwert born 1929 and died at the age of 71 from cancer in 2000.

– Heinrich Kuwert born 1930 and died at the age of 72 from a Heart Attack in 2002.

– Helmut Kuwert born 1932 and still living.

– Oswald Kuwert born 1940 and died at the age of 68 from Cancer in 2008


– Kurt Kuwert ( Dad’s dad Opa to us) was a Wagon Maker and died from Cancer at the age of 65

– Ida Kuwert (Dad’s mum Oma to us) did Domestic Duties and died 1982 at the age of 82 from old age.


Gunter is in the back row left hand side second in!

Kurt Gunter’s dad Opa

Ida Gunter’s Mum Oma

Back Row from Left to Right Gunter, Kurt, Hans & Heinrich

Front Row from Left to Right Helmut, Mother(Ida), Oswald, Father ( Kurt)

Dad was 15 years of age when the German Army sent him to WAR.War went for 5 years.He was then caught by the Russians in Denmark and taken to Russia were he spent four years in a prison of war camp.That was against the Geneva Convention.

Dad went from the Navy to War to walk behind the Troops to bury the Dead.

In 1951 at the age of 24 he arrived in Canberra.

Please read the article of his Journey from Germany to Canberra.


1951 TO 1986














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  2. Awesome girlfriend, I think your dad will look down with a smile on his face. I love you so much. xxx

  3. Thank you my darling daughter Lisa. You have done a very good job. I am looking forward to the rest of it. The music brought tears to my eyes. oxox

    • Well Mum, I am going to get so much enjoyment out of this as I am so proud of my dad and all the wonderful things he achieved in his life! xxoo

    • Hey there extended family!

      Aunty Ruth, i wasn’t as brave as you i didn’t let the music play!

      Beautiful job Lisa for a beautiful man. Wow so much about him i never knew. Even talking to my dad and mum about it jogged their memories of these stories your dad shared over the years. To me, when i remember Uncle Gunter, i see him in a boat at Mannering Park surrounded by so many kids in life jackets with huge slices of watermelon and then i see him at the petrol station at Broadaxe. We always stopped in there on our way home after our stays especially to say bye to him. Funny the memories that we hold so dear. Our families were so lucky to spend such a great amount of time together when we were younger and i am so thrilled that even after time and distance we can share and enjoy each others lives and those precious memories again.

      What a life he lived… And what an amazing daughter to share it in his honour.

      Love to all xxx

      • Thank you Natalie for sharing some more wonderful memories and please feel free to send me an email of any stories you and your family would like me to add to the page and a photo of those days would be great to if you have one. stay posted as this page is up dated on a regular basis. Yes i just love that we as FAMILY are continuing on all those wonderful memories that have been left behind by our beautiful family’s Love to you all xxoo


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  4. Well Lisa we have you doing the BLOGS now ! Great effort, you have done a great job. Poppy will be proud ! I am ! 🙂

  5. Thanks Lib just another achievemnt in my life that I can thank my father for and for all my loving family and friends who believe in me. This makes me feel so proud of who I am. xxoo 🙂

  6. Nicely done Lisa! Dad would be so proud of what you have done. He is a great Dad!!….xx

  7. Thanks Dave just another one of so many things I have to say about our wonderful father. He is very proud of all of us.
    As Jeannie said Dad has left an amazing Legacy that we will continue on in our own lives and our children. Stay posted for more to come xx

  8. This looks great Lisa…Im favouriting this page on the family computer so we can all look at it whenever! Thanks for putting it together 🙂 You have done a wonderful job! xx

    • Thanks Candice,
      I just think this is another piece of my dad and your pop that we can always treasure and hold close to our hearts forever and ever. This is just the start so plenty more to come sweetie luv you lots thanks for your beautiful comment.
      It will be greta for all our relatives to be able to see this site as well! xxoo

  9. Wow Lisa! This website is amazing!!! It’s fascinating to read the info, especially the diary about dad’s trip over from Germany. To be honest I’ve never really thought about what it would have been like for him coming over (5 weeks!!! Man that would have been a nightmare). Thank you so much for putting this together for everyone to look, it’s a great way to honour such a wonderful man (oh and how serious is the family photo… haha). Keep me posted on the updates and keep up the great work.


  10. Thanks Jeannie,
    Yes that story of his Journey to OZ is amazing! I remember this book so well as a little girl as i was so excited that my dad was in a book and it’s only now that i have sat down to read it and find out how he came to Australia and was amazed. Well what a man he was hey !!!! He was unique with all the talent he had and his loving Caring and sharing ways man him who is is!!Luv you lots your sister- in law LIsa xxoo

  11. My God Lisa what a great job you have done. That was so interesting and when not shared it is lost. Fantastic job.

  12. Thanks karen, I am so happy with what i have done so far and i am so luck to have a wonder friend Mandy to get it all started for me. It is so exciting to be able to share all the wonderful memories of this great man my DAD!!!

  13. Hans Buik Says:

    Thanks for that wounderful memoiral site. I realy like it!
    Hans (Kurt´s friend from prisson of war camp)

  14. Thank you for your comment stay posted for more to come!

  15. Hi Lisa

    What a wonderful site this is…..your father would be very proud.

    • Glad you liked it Karen yes I am excited to be doing this of my Father please stay posted as i have received some great information from my cousin overseas which I will be adding!

  16. Oh Darling I am so proud of you the way you have put this together . It is awesome. I had read that Jennings book years ago but had forgotten some of it. It is going to help keep your father alive. It is hard to write how I feel, but oh I miss him so much. Maybe this page will help me get over his death. Love you ❤

    • Thanks Mum, dad and you have celebrated so many wonderful amazing years together and I as your daughter am so proud to have you as my parents thanks for all the wonderful amazing things dad and you have done for me over the years love you both dearly xxoo 🙂

  17. Wow Lisa. what a beautiful tribute to your Dad. I am sure he would be very proud of your efforts. You are truely a talented girl! I can’t wait to read more 🙂 xx

    • Hey Cass thank you for visiting this web sight and for your wonderful comments its appreciated as i am so happy to share this wonderful journey of this BLog on my fantastic father. About to post some more amazing stories that i have just received from my cousin over seas! xxoo 🙂

  18. Lisa,
    A wondeful dedication to a great family dad.

  19. Beryl Hatton Says:

    Lisa it is beautiful thank you for sharing your dad with us looking forward to the rest .
    love you Ma

    • Hi Grandma glad you had service so you were able to access this site am so excited about it all. WOW it’s just amazing what i am finding out of this wonderful man I call my DAD love to you and Pa xxoo

  20. Karen Calder Says:

    Lis what a fantastic way to remember and honour your beautiful father.. You have done a fantastic job.. I just loved reading about his journey to Australia and the tough times he went through how we take our lives for granted.. Love you loads xxxx Kaz xxx

    • Hey Kaz, thank you so much for checking out this web page I have done for my DAD glad you enjoyed his story on his journey to Australia. Just wait till I add more as I have just received an email from my cousin in America who has some info for me to add Love you talk soon xxoo 🙂

  21. The further you go the better it gets. There is a couple of things I wasn’t sure about until your cousin hans wrote his bit. I didn’t know about Kurt and I wonder whether your father knew as he was under an impression that Kurt’s bad back was caused from an accident. Keep up the good work and please if any of the family can add to this do so, as it all part of the kuwert History. This is the most wonderful thing you could have done my gorgeous daughter. Love you oxoxoxoxo

  22. Hey Lis, more of your hidden talents are coming out. Firstly that amazing eulogy at your Dad’s funeral and now this! What a great gift to pass on to your children and family. I suppose we take if for granted that someone will always be there to pass on the family stories but how easily they become forgotten over time. Well done! Kel

  23. Hey kel thank you for visiting this site i am getting so much enjoyment doing this but am amazed at some of the stories i am receiving from family members from overseas.:)

  24. Len Benson Says:

    Hi Lisa,
    This is a fantastic tribute to your dad. You have done such a great job. Well done. Love Len and Elise XX

  25. Hi Len & Elise, thank you for the comment on this web site Gunter83 it’s just another part of my father i want to share with everyone! The last post from my cousin in San Diego was just another part of my father’s life i had no idea about. What he went through at WAR! well what can I say. Now I understand why he did not speak of it much Love to you both xxoo Stay Tuned for more to be added soon!

  26. I feel very fortunate to have met all my Dad’s(Heinrich) brothers. Uncle Gunter and Tante Ruth came to my wedding here in BC in 1990. I remember them as extremely loving people. I had an automatic emotional attachment to them, one you hope to have with your family.

    Even though, the Australian Kuwerts are so far away, they are still very much a part of me. I am very proud of my Kuwert heritage and this site that Lisa has set up, is a testament to a very strong family bond. Even though the Kuwerts are spread all over the world and see each other, if ever, very rarely, there is an amazing connection there.

    If only the world was just a bit smaller.

  27. WOW Krista what a beautiful piece you just started the water works in a very Happy way that you are so right about all of that we all have a very amazing connection and you know what we can thank our parents for that! They are the ones who passed this on to us now it’s us who have to keep it going and I know we all will. Yes you are so right about if only the world was smaller hey! Well I still have my dream that some day i will have the opportunity to meet you all!! Thank you 🙂 xxoo

  28. Awesome Lisa…you’re getting better every single day xxxx

  29. Thanks Mandy it is enjoyable doing this xxoo

  30. Natalie Xavier Says:

    Lis, this was so touching, heartfelt, inspirational, informative and beautiful. You didn’t tell me I’d need a box of tissues. Your dad would feel so honoured by this tribute. Thanks for sharing with us. Love always your friend Nat!!

    • Sorry Nat for not telling you that you needed a box of tissues! Thanks for your beautiful comment. I am so pleased with how this page is turning out and it just becomes better and better each time i go to put more on! Stay posted Ok Love to you all my beautiful friends! xxoo 🙂

  31. I love what you add Lisa, so inspirational!!! xxx

  32. Thanks Mandy I know i can keep telling you how grateful i am to have you help put this together with me it has made me feel so happy to be able to share this with everyone! Thank you GIRLFRIEND luv you! I am so blessed with the amount of wonderful friends that i have who i will always hold very close to my heart! have a wonderful day xxoo 🙂

  33. kaiteySTOKES Says:

    Hi Lis, great web site u have here. it really reminds me of Poppy, you’ve done a fantastic job and i hope to read some more of pop’s life….very interesting xoxox Love you, kate

  34. Hey my katie girl it’s great to be able to share this information with you! You are family to us the Every’s and also to Nan & Pop. I was amazed at some of these stories myself that’s why it so important for me to have this sight going plus it;s also helping me grieve with the loss of this wonderful man my dad! I can now cry with Happiness Of what he has done and achieved in his life time! Love you your Aunty Lisa xxoo 🙂

  35. Lis you have & are doing a fantastic job with this site for your Dad he would be so proud of you. It is so great to have a place for you to share all this fascinating information. Keep it coming girl!

  36. Thanks Suz yeah am enjoying finding out information that i had no idea about! I will have more to come hopefully. Love all these beautiful comments that i am receiving. I am trying to get information from as many relatives as possible 🙂

  37. Thanks for adding my piece darling. It just started the water works again.
    Maybe one day I will be able to read it without the hurt. You are doing a wonderful job of love. Mum forever oxoxooxoxo

  38. Thank you Mandy. i am so grateful to you helping Lisa get this set up. she has done such an awesome job. I love her so much. She has been such a rock for me during this period of our lives. oxoxox

  39. To my beautiful Mother I am so happy to be doing this wonderful Tribute on your husband and my dad. You know i will always be there for you and I know how hard it must be for you to deal with this on a daily bases as Dad was always there for you even in his last days on this earth he just pushed himself to he could not go on any longer. What an amazing man he was to live the life he lived we have to be so thankful for that. He was always friendly to any person he become in contact with WOW you don’t get many people like that these days his Loving caring and sharing nature was just beautiful!That is why he was the way he was towards others.He had way to much conflict in his life at such a young age when at WAR ! I will always remember that gorgeous SMILE of his he had that right till the end xxoo

  40. Thank you for those lovely sentiments darling. I know that you love me and that you try to do things for me in your busy schedule. Thank you once again Mum oxoxox

  41. I love it (: It says everything

  42. A very moving tribute to your Dad Lisa – so much love and understanding for his life! You have done a wonderful job in sharing him with the world!

  43. Thanks Val for visiting this site after us all talking about our families the other day it was very interesting to hear everyone’s stories.! 🙂

  44. Darling you know just the right music to put with each new piece you add to this page. Every time it brings tears to my eyes, but they are happy tears for the wonderful life we had together. I miss him more each day. Love you my Darling husband. Love you Lisa for the effort you have put into this Web site.

  45. kylie kuwert Says:

    an unbelievable job Lisa, treasured memories for a treasured man. Truely inspirational Lisa. Thankyou for your effort to allow all of us to remember our Dad (father) in such a wonderful way……

  46. Thank you for adding the last song for me. It says it all and from wayback has been a favourite of mine when I knew it as Unchained Melody

    • yes I love it to mum and I knew it was a favorite of your as well love those pictures of dad and yourself! Dad and you certainly had a wonderful life together so many great memories as I look back on all the photo’s everyone holds a great story. xxoo

  47. signed .............bkm Says:

    Lovely tribute to your father and family….there is so much to a life….so many stories….nice write up….bkm

  48. that’s super heart warming and sweet…

    love your collection of family and love post.

  49. What a beautiful tribute to someone who is obviously loved greatly and missed deeply.

  50. Thank you so much for visiting this site Teresa he was a a very loving wonderful amazing man who is missed deeply and loved greatly 🙂

  51. Touching indeed. Enjoyed (in that sad, sweet way) my first visit to your blog.



    • Hi there Luke, Thank you for visiting this site! I have also been amazed at some of the things i have found out about my wonderful father and his life from earlier days. His journey to Australia & WW2. He was a very LOVING, CARING & SHARING man who is missed dearly and loved greatly!

  52. I’m so sorry for you loss. What beautiful and heartfelt words and beautiful images all celebrating your father who sounded like a remarkable man.

    • Talon thanks for the beautiful comment….! it’s not until you loose someone so DEARLY and LOVING that we take life for granted sometimes. He was a very remarkable man who I am so proud to call my dad. He was always there for his family, friends and even people he did not know ( would always lend a hand). That’s why it is so important to do this site on behalf of him.

  53. What a stunning and respectful homage. Lovely! You must miss him very much. . .

    Condolences to you and your family.

  54. Thank you for the kind comments and visiting this site. I do miss my dad every single day but i am so lucky to have so many wonderful memories i will forever hold close to my heart!!!!!

  55. I am sorry for your loss, my friend… But this WONDERFUL tribute to him goes to show how amazing a time you had spent together! And that, but itself, is an awesome thing to cherish!!

    Thanks for this lovely post here…

  56. I thank everyone who has commented on this page. I am so proud of the wonderful idea Lisa thought of and followed through with. It has helped me to get through this really bad time in my life. Until we meet again darling Brown eyes

  57. Its wondrful tribute of love and continuing life… I enjoyed it and I am sure that this one act with give lot of strength to all …
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  58. Wow, very nice idea Lisa. The pictures are beautiful and u’r dad’s life was amazing. I think he knows how much u all miss him. The Kuwert-Family sure has an interesting history! Looking forward to getting to see & know my Kuwert-Family in OZ (can’t really remember the last time). Take care,xxx

    • Thank you Caroline sorry it has taken me so long to reply but as being a mum and working every day i have not had the time to get on here stay tuned for more to be added when i get the chance take care your cuz in OZ Lisa xxoo

  59. OMG! What a touching and great tribute to your dad. I wish I was half as good a daughter. My dearest dad left me on the 9th aug’2010..I mourn his loss still..feeling bereft..alone on the sea 😦

  60. budhaaah thank you so……. much for your lovely comment! i am sure your dad is very proud of you and yes it takes time to heel there are days that go by that i wish i could just see and talk to my dad again but there are so many wonderful memories that i will forever hold close to my HEART!

  61. I enjoyed your post. Came by to wish you a happy birthday, and found your wonderful family!

  62. What a tribute to yur dad= you are very lucky to have such wonderful memories
    and Happy Early Birthday to you!

    • I am just amazed of all these lovely birthday wishes i have received and the lovely comments of this site that i have done in loving memory of my Dad! thank you!!!!

  63. Hi, I’m here to wish you a happy birthday and to let you know you are featured here:

    I have visited before and so appreciate what a fine memorial you’ve made to your dad. It touches the are just so.

    Blessings …

    • Thank you jamie for visiting the site again and your comment and also thank for the lovely Birthday Wished you have sent to me sorry it has taken so long to reply but have been rather busy! 🙂

  64. Once again a beautiful tribute from a beautiful daughter. I am sure he would be so proud and humbled by your efforts to share your love for him with all you know.

  65. Chrissie Says:

    Wow .. Wow .. WOW ! I love it .. reading about your Dad .. it’s amazing .. your amazing .. what a special daughter you must be .. I wish I had met him. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hey Chrissie,
      Thank you for taking the time to have a look at this blog on my wonderful dad stay posted as there is so much more coming! Thank you for your comment!!!

  66. Hey Cass, Thank you again for another comment on this page!
    it sure has been very interesting and have still so much more i want to add but very time consuming which sometimes is hard to try to find time to do. My mum has just given me an email on one of dads mates who he went to war with which i would love to do a page on if i am bale to get the information. xx 🙂

  67. steve and kylie Says:

    Lisa, your dad would be sooooo proud of you. Thankyou for keeping this wonderful man’s memories alive. I look at it daily and so does Stevo. It is great to look back and see… keeps a little of Dad,Father and pop with us…..we,especially your brother miss him terribly…xxxooo

    • Thanks Kylie Dad will be alive forever with all these wonderful memories that he has left! This is my way to cope now that he is gone! I miss him like ……. it so hard to explain!!!!! The thought brings tears to my eyes! Being the only girl we had a connection that when he passed it was like having something ripped from my heart!!!! I miss just being able to ask him things to get his advice and most of all just to be able to hug him and tell him I love him! Well I am sure he knew how much I loved him!!!! He is missed by all of us so ……… very much xxoo 🙂

  68. natasha kent Says:

    Wow Lisa what a amazing job and such a great tribute to your dad and the amazing life he lead, he would be so proud of how much you have cherrished his memory. I did not realise how much he had done and been threw in his life and it was great to read it all.
    RIP Gunter. xoxox

    ( i had to repost it posted me under a wierd name sorry ) tash

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