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Alternative title: Australien
Issue Details: First known date: 1854... 1854 Reisen : Vierter Band : Australien
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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)

Notes

  • 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 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 30th June 2016
      ISBN: 9781743054192

Works about this Work

Friedrich Gerstäcker, Australia: A German Traveller in the Age of Gold Edited by Peter Monteath (Wakefield Press, 2016) Raelke Grimmer , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 9 no. 2 2017;
'Sometimes it is only possible to see something clearly by choosing to view it through a different perspective. Travel writing offers an insight into foreign places through the perspective of a foreigner. There are ethical considerations to keep in mind when providing a commentary on a place a person has only perused for a few hours or days, yet for travellers who take the time to immerse themselves long-term in a particular region, there can be much to learn from their insight.' (Introduction)
Australia: A German Traveller in the Age of Gold Friedrich Gerstäcker Edited by Peter Monteath Grant Hansen , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2016; (p. 54)
Christopher Menz Reviews 'Australia : A German Traveller in the Age of Gold' by Friedrich Gerstäcker Christopher Menz , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of Reisen : Vierter Band : Australien Friedrich Gerstaecker 1854 single work prose
Christopher Menz Reviews 'Australia : A German Traveller in the Age of Gold' by Friedrich Gerstäcker Christopher Menz , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of Reisen : Vierter Band : Australien Friedrich Gerstaecker 1854 single work prose
Australia: A German Traveller in the Age of Gold Friedrich Gerstäcker Edited by Peter Monteath Grant Hansen , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2016; (p. 54)
Friedrich Gerstäcker, Australia: A German Traveller in the Age of Gold Edited by Peter Monteath (Wakefield Press, 2016) Raelke Grimmer , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 9 no. 2 2017;
'Sometimes it is only possible to see something clearly by choosing to view it through a different perspective. Travel writing offers an insight into foreign places through the perspective of a foreigner. There are ethical considerations to keep in mind when providing a commentary on a place a person has only perused for a few hours or days, yet for travellers who take the time to immerse themselves long-term in a particular region, there can be much to learn from their insight.' (Introduction)
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