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Issue Details: First known date: 1969... 1969 Journey to Horseshoe Bend
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'Journey to Horseshoe Bend was first published in 1969 and has been out of print for almost forty years. An Australian literary classic, it was written by TGH (Ted) Strehlow, author of the monumental Songs of Central Australia. It describes the final days of his father, Pastor Carl Strehlow, head of the Lutheran mission at Hermannsburg, as they travel, with Aboriginal companions, in extreme heat, along the dry riverbed of the Finke River, to the nearest railhead in search of medical assistance. They never reach help: the journey ends at Horseshoe Bend, with Pastor Strehlow’s death.

'Ted Strehlow grew up with Aborigines on the mission, and his knowledge of their customs and stories was unique. The book combines this knowledge, with a detailed awareness of the landscape and its sacred places, the battles that have been fought there, the lonely outposts of white settlement, and of the Biblical resonances of their own journey through this desert setting. ' (Publication summary, 2015 edition)

Notes

  • This work is about T. G. H. Strehlow's father, the missionary Carl Friedrich Theodor Strehlow (1871-1922). A cantata by Andrew Schultz based on this work was produced on 30 May 2003 at the Sydney Opera House.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1969 .
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      Extent: 220p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 0207952027
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1978 .
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      Extent: 220p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 0727006258

Works about this Work

Reissues Kate Livett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 75 no. 3 2016;

— Review of Miss Peabody's Inheritance Elizabeth Jolley , 1983 single work novel ; A Descant for Gossips Thea Astley , 1960 single work novel ; Poor Fellow My Country Xavier Herbert , 1975 single work novel ; Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
A Mythic Last Journey Melinda Hinkson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , February/March no. 140 2016; (p. 51-52)

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
Review : Journey to Horseshoe Bend Barry Hill , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 119 2016; (p. 55)

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
Lucas Smith Reviews Journey to Horseshoe Bend by T. G. H. Strehlow Lucas Smith , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2016;

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
Full of Wonders Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 378 2016; (p. 64)

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
Fracturing Colonialism : Phillip Hall Reviews ‘Journey To Horseshoe Bend’ by TGH Strehlow Phillip Hall , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , October - December no. 16 2015;

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
Full of Wonders Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 378 2016; (p. 64)

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
Lucas Smith Reviews Journey to Horseshoe Bend by T. G. H. Strehlow Lucas Smith , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2016;

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
Review : Journey to Horseshoe Bend Barry Hill , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 119 2016; (p. 55)

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
A Mythic Last Journey Melinda Hinkson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , February/March no. 140 2016; (p. 51-52)

— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography
Last amended 23 Aug 2016 07:01:22
Subjects:
  • Hermannsburg / Ntaria, South West Northern Territory, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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