NATIVE REGION OF LUDWIG LEICHHARDT
AVAILABLE FROM REGIA Verlag
Dr Trunschke is a local farmer and teacher with a keen interest in both sport (of all kinds) and his native Schwielochsee region in the Oberspreewald. This colourful book, available in both German and English, introduces the reader to the history, local customs and festivals, sporting events (summer and winter), landmarks and places of interest in this picturesque district to the southeast of Berlin. A fascinating mix of local tales, poems, song lyrics, flora, fauna and legends, this little book is a gem to read.
|WHERE IS DR LEICHHARDT?
The greatest mystery in Australian history
ISBN 978 1 921867 76 7 (pbk)
Monash University Publishing, Melbourne 2013
AVAILABLE FROM Monash University Publishing
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JOURNAL OF AN OVERLAND EXPEDITION IN AUSTRALIA
Amazing Facts series
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
Pascal Press, Sydney 2008 (reprint 2012)
ISBN 9781741932959 (pbk)
80pp, 225 x 292 mm
Available from STEVE PARISH & Pascal Press
Excellent 'primer' for students and anyone wanting a colourful overview of the individuals and expeditions who uncovered Australia. Terrific presentation, full of information, marred by a minor error or two, but worth the modest price for Parish's trademark quality imagery.
|Explorers of Australia
Senate (Tiger Books International), London, 1998 edition
(First pub. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, Christchurch, London, 1908)
Explorer John Forrest, in his Introduction to the 1908 edition, is kinder in his paragraph given over to Leichhardt than the author in the 14 pages he allocated to the missing Prussian at the end of Part Eight “The Early Forties”. Leichhardt’s shortcomings are to the fore, with grudging concessions to his few accomplishments. As a work compiled over a century ago, however, and within the first few decades of Leichhardt’s disappearance, this book is written in the tenor of the times, bringing the feel of the last of the 19th century to light. Recommended for context.