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According to the Oxford Companion to Australian Literature:

Adventures on a Journey to New Holland gives only a vague picture of the Australian colony. The characteristic features of Australian fauna and flora, staples in early English novels about the colony, are seldom mentioned; the colony itself appears to have been chosen solely because it provided a contrast between the natural virgin setting and its depraved convict inhabitants and was a suitable site for the confrontation between the protagonists, Rudolph, the French ex-revolutionary, and Belton, the Welsh ex-revolutionary, over the whole question of revolution itself.

Notes

  • Claimed to be the first novel to have an Australian setting, written by Therese Huber in 1793.
    (Source: National Bibliographic Database, Kinetica)
  • Abentheur auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland was apparently serialised in German woman's magazine Flora from 1793 to 1794 (unsighted).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: German
Notes:
Bound with a novella.
Alternative title: Adventures on a Journey to New Holland
Language: English
Notes:
Edited, with preface and notes, by Leslie Bodi.
Notes:
Bound with the novella, The Lonely Deathbed.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Lansdowne , 1966 .
      Extent: v, 128p.p.
      Description: ports.

Works about this Work

The Armchair Fictionists : Eurocentric Visions of the South Land (1794-1843) Alan Corkhill , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodean Encounters : Australia and the German Literary Imagination 1754-1918 1990; (p. 23-46)
Untitled Noel McLachlan , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Historical Studies , vol. 13 no. 1968; (p. 281-282)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
Untitled George Farwell , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 July 1966; (p. 17)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
Untitled Don. Archdall , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 August 1966; (p. 8)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
Untitled Shirley Despoja , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 September 1966; (p. 14)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
Another First [Note] 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries , vol. 1 no. 4 (2nd Series) 1966; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
Untitled B. Coghlan , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September vol. 5 no. 11 1966; (p. 224)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
Untitled Shirley Despoja , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 September 1966; (p. 14)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
Untitled Don. Archdall , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 August 1966; (p. 8)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
Untitled George Farwell , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 July 1966; (p. 17)

— Review of Abentheuer auf einer Reise nach Neu-Holland Therese Huber , 1801 single work novel
The Armchair Fictionists : Eurocentric Visions of the South Land (1794-1843) Alan Corkhill , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodean Encounters : Australia and the German Literary Imagination 1754-1918 1990; (p. 23-46)
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