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Alternative title: Australien
Issue Details: First known date: 1854 1854
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'Friedrich Gerstäcker, the most illustrious and prolific of German travel writers, set foot in Australia in March 1851, having walked across the Andes, traipsed the goldfields of California, and sailed over the Pacific in search of new adventures.

'Gerstäcker found adventures aplenty in Australia. He rowed and trekked down the Murray, absorbed the excitement triggered by the discovery of gold, visited his countrymen in South Australia, and trained his outsider's eyes on a colonial society gripped by profound change.

'In this translated edition of Gerstäcker's book Australien, his lively travelogue is made available for the first time in English. Rarely has Australia's colonial past been presented with such insight, humour and entertainment.' (Publication summary : Australia : A German Traveller in the Age of Gold)


  • Edited, annotated and partly translated by Peter Monteath.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: German
Alternative title: Australia : A German Traveller in the Age of Gold
Language: English
    • Mile End, West Torrens area, Adelaide - South West, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2016 .
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 320p.
      • Published 30th June 2016
      ISBN: 9781743054192
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