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'In 1893, Australian journalist William Lane dreamed of creating a utopia where his socialist ideals could flourish, far away from his home in Queensland. He enlisted 238 followers and convinced them to sail across the Pacific with him to Paraguay, where he intended to create a paradise where brotherhood would be the order of the day and where hard work would reap its own rewards. And then reality set in.

'Expecting green and fertile fields, the New Australians found instead a dustbowl; expecting wine, women and song, they realised that their leader wanted them to remain abstemious and monogamous. This was not paradise but a kind of hell and Lane woudl face open rebellion from his followers.

'In 2010, Australian travel writer Ben Stubbs made his own trek to the wilds of central Paraguay to discover the remnants of New Australia and to search out the stories of those who stayed behind. He discovers a series of utopian colonies, including New Japan and New Germany, and their inhabitants, who lead strange double lives, caught between the countries they think of as home and the one they live in every day. Funny, unexpected and fascinating, this is an adventure travel story with a difference.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Laura

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2012 .
      Extent: 312p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 9780733329173 (pbk.), 9780730497387 (ebk.)

Works about this Work

Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 5 May 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of Ticket to Paradise : A Journey to Find the Australian Colony in Paraguay among Nazis, Mennonites and Japanese Beekeepers Ben Stubbs 2012 single work prose ; A Youth Not Wasted Ian Parkes 2012 single work autobiography
Adventures in Paradise Claire Low , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 May 2012; (p. 12)
Down Under in Paraguay Michael McKernan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Ticket to Paradise : A Journey to Find the Australian Colony in Paraguay among Nazis, Mennonites and Japanese Beekeepers Ben Stubbs 2012 single work prose
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 June 2012; (p. 7) The Saturday Age , 9 June 2012; (p. 7)

— Review of Ticket to Paradise : A Journey to Find the Australian Colony in Paraguay among Nazis, Mennonites and Japanese Beekeepers Ben Stubbs 2012 single work prose
Untitled Peter Christiansen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 20 no. 3 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Ticket to Paradise : A Journey to Find the Australian Colony in Paraguay among Nazis, Mennonites and Japanese Beekeepers Ben Stubbs 2012 single work prose
Last amended 31 Oct 2012 09:40:03
Subjects:
  • c
    Paraguay,
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    South America, Americas,
  • 2010
  • 1890s
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