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'Historian and artist Robert Hollingworth's captivating reconstruction of Swedish-born naturalist Heinricke Nelsen's solitary life on a mountain in Victoria's Tallarook Ranges in the 1860s is written in the form of a prison diary. No imaginary work could arrange a better cast of characters than this meticulously researched story. Nelsen's personal reflections interweave with fascinating and engrossing depictions of life in Australia in the early to mid 1800s, allowing the reader insights into issues early white settlement of race, class, land development, commerce and trade, the law and living conditions in general. (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: In respect for the Daung wurrung, the original people for first lived where Nelson lived.
  • Author's note: This story is a reconstruction...written in the form of a prison diary.
  • Epigraph: I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. - Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pier 9 , 2008 .
      Extent: xvi, 212p.p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781741960679 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

An Anthropological Turn? Nathan Hollier , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 192 2008; (p. 88-92)

— Review of On a Wing and a Prayer Peter Bensley , 2006 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser , 2007 single work novel ; Musk and Byrne Fiona Capp , 2008 single work novel ; The Solemn Lantern Maker Merlinda Bobis , 2008 single work novel ; The Biographer Virginia Patricia Duigan , 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner , 2008 single work novel ; They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth , 2008 single work novel ; Many Years a Thief David Hutchison , 2007 single work novel ; Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London , 2008 single work novel ; Black Sheep : A Dystopian Novel Ben Peek , 2007 single work novel ; Misconceptions Sophie Townsend , 2008 single work novel
Out of the Wilderness David Messer , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 April 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth , 2008 single work novel
Memories of the Wildman Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 March 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth , 2008 single work novel
Memories of the Wildman Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 March 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth , 2008 single work novel
Out of the Wilderness David Messer , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 April 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth , 2008 single work novel
An Anthropological Turn? Nathan Hollier , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 192 2008; (p. 88-92)

— Review of On a Wing and a Prayer Peter Bensley , 2006 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser , 2007 single work novel ; Musk and Byrne Fiona Capp , 2008 single work novel ; The Solemn Lantern Maker Merlinda Bobis , 2008 single work novel ; The Biographer Virginia Patricia Duigan , 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner , 2008 single work novel ; They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth , 2008 single work novel ; Many Years a Thief David Hutchison , 2007 single work novel ; Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London , 2008 single work novel ; Black Sheep : A Dystopian Novel Ben Peek , 2007 single work novel ; Misconceptions Sophie Townsend , 2008 single work novel
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