Australia: :A German traveller in the age of gold by Friedrich Gerstäcker

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October 2016, no. 385
Christopher Menz reviews 'Australia: A German traveller in the age of gold' by Friedrich Gerstäcker

Australia: :A German traveller in the age of gold

by Friedrich Gerstäcker

Wakefield Press $34.95 pb, 317 pp, 9781743054192

Australia: :A German traveller in the age of gold by Friedrich Gerstäcker

Reviewed by
October 2016, no. 385

Formerly only known to historians and specialists, either in the original German or the author's abridged translation, Friedrich Gerstäcker's Australian travelogue (1854), based on his 1851 journey, is now available in a modern and complete translation, edited by Peter Monteath. It is well worth reading, both for its account of colonial Australia and for the author's engaging style.

Christopher Menz reviews 'Australia: A German traveller in the age of gold' by Friedrich Gerstäcker

Australia: :A German traveller in the age of gold

by Friedrich Gerstäcker

Wakefield Press $34.95 pb, 317 pp, 9781743054192

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