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
Christopher Menz is a former Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia (2005–10) and in 2011–12 was Acting Director of The Ian...
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