AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 356545106073029586.jpg
Cover image courtesy of publisher.
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 A Voyage to Australia : A Diary Written by A.J.W. van Delden in 1866, While on a Mission to Establish a Steam-Ship Line between Java and Australia
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

In 1866 Ambrosius van Delden, a Dutch colonial resident of Java, undertook a journey from Java to Australia. He was on a mission to negotiate the grant of a subsidy for establishing a regular steam-ship line between Java and Australia with the governments of the Australian Colonies. During his six-month visit to four Australian Colonies he kept a diary which has survived. van Delden met with a broad spectrum of society and was invited into many people's homes and official government residences. He recorded the smallest details of nature, social customs, trade and industry, and in passing commented on the turbulent political issues of the time.

Notes

  • Translated from the Dutch.
  • The original diary is kept at the Nationaal Archief in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Review : A Voyage to Australia Val Donovan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland History Journal , August vol. 22 no. 10 2015; (p. 777-778)

— Review of A Voyage to Australia : A Diary Written by A.J.W. van Delden in 1866, While on a Mission to Establish a Steam-Ship Line between Java and Australia A. J. W. Van Delden , Dorine Tolley (translator), 2014 single work autobiography
Review : A Voyage to Australia Val Donovan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland History Journal , August vol. 22 no. 10 2015; (p. 777-778)

— Review of A Voyage to Australia : A Diary Written by A.J.W. van Delden in 1866, While on a Mission to Establish a Steam-Ship Line between Java and Australia A. J. W. Van Delden , Dorine Tolley (translator), 2014 single work autobiography
Last amended 31 Jan 2017 13:18:11
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X