Here is a collection of books about, featuring, or including, Ludwig Leichhardt. This list is not exhaustive and will grow over time, with your suggestions. Reviewer comments - if any have been offered - are included as personal opinions only, for your guidance.
From Jimba to Dried Beef Creek
Eight chapters covering a range of topics relating to Ludwig Leichhardt's exploration throughout the Chinchilla area. Includes appendices of flora and fauna noted by Leichhardt and his party, Gilbert's bird list and a pull-out map.
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IN LEICHHARDT’S FOOTSTEPS
This bloke knows what he is writing about. Even 'city-slickers' might almost feel the red dust and flies of far western Queensland in their faces as they read this book, so real and down-to-earth (no pun intended) are Simpson's first-hand experiences across the Outback, and so vividly does he describe his own investigations and insights. Highly recommended.
|INTO THE UNKNOWN
The tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt
Pan McMillan Australia, Sydney 2011
ISBN 9781742610450 (pbk)
396pp, 235 x 155 mm
AVAILABLE FROM QBD & OTHERS
About as definitive a biography as it's possible to get, and a well-written easy read, which covers the life of the explorer, including his formative years, family relations and European travels before his departure for Australia. Highly recommended.
Lost in the Outback
Finger, Hans Wilhelm
Rosenberg Publishing, Sydney, February 2013
ISBN 9781921719608 (pbk)
272pp, 285 x 210 mm, 75 b&W and 13 maps
AVAILABLE FROM Rosenberg Publishing and retailers
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Die ganze Geschichte von F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt - Traeumer, Forscher und Entdeckungs¬reisender in Australien, erzaehlt von ihm selbst und seinem Chronisten nach seinen hinterlassenen Tagebuechern, Briefen und Reiseaufzeichnungen.
Finger, Hans Wilhelm
578pp, size 22.5 x 15.5 cm, 105 illustrations/maps
ISBN 3-930457-13-X (hbk)
The work was republished in September 2000, after a 1999 second edition, as an enlarged and limited special edition by the Goettingen State and University Library, amended October 2001 in Munich. The book is currently out of print, but might be available from second-hand booksellers.
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