Darwin-based writer Nicholas Rothwell compiled a fascinating piece about Leichhardt, based on the translations of his private diaries by Rod Fensham and Tom Darragh published by the Queensland Museum, and you can read his full article on the Arts pages of The Australian.
The Beeskow region newspaper Märkische Oderzeitung previewed the upcoming week's events with a piece by Jörg Kühl, with great anticipation of the live teleconference planned with the University of Queensland for 23 October, and other events in Goyatz. The article (in German) can be found here.
Journalist Michael Juhran has been busily writing a series of Leichhardt features for German newsmedia outlets throughout 2013. You can read his 10 October posting (German) on the Stuttgarter-Zeitung website here and an earlier article (February, also in German) on Die Welt's website here.
8 October 2013
Charles Darwin University's latest e-NEWS reports that National Geographic has filmed a documentary based on a book by CDU Humanitarian Studies lecturer Dan Baschiera. The crew was in the Northern Territory to shoot the Ludwig Leichhardt and the Top End segment for the National Geographic Series: Australia – Life on the Edge. Read more on the CDU's website here.
4 October 2013
The Spring issue of the Australian Museum's Explore magazine features an elegantly-written review of Leichhardt in Australia, and you can read a PDF of the article here.
The National Library of Australia’s quarterly magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3 featured an article by Roslyn Russell titled "From Trebatsch to Australia" which gave an excellent overview of the explorer's life and achievements, complete with many references. You can find a PDF (1.6MB) of the article here. Roslyn Russell is an independent historian based in Canberra, and is Chair, International Advisory Committee, UNESCO Memory of the World Programme. In May 2013 she spoke on Leichhardt’s work in Australia at a Ludwig Leichhardt Symposium organised by the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) in Cottbus. The conference proceedings are published under the title Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848), die Niederlausitz und Australien. Zum 200. Geburtstag des Natur- und Australienforschers. Details at Waxmann.com
9 September 2013
Just letting you know that the latest issue (#2) of BLAZE, the Taroom Centre project newsletter, is now available ~ download the PDF (1.2MB) here or visit this page to read more about the proposal.
17 August 2013
Author Darrell Lewis and his insighful quest for answers to the mystery of the missing Prussian was the subject of a major feature in The Weekend Australian Magazine ~ "L marks the spot".