Here we have gathered a selection of material from different sources, and will add to it over time. There is a little biography and poetry, some accounts of his upbringing and adventures ... even artistic interpretations in crayon and coin! A common thread is that each item addresses some aspect of Leichhardt, the man. If you have a contribution to add, contact us here ... after all, you never know who you might meet ...

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Liebe Besucher und Besucherinnen der Leichhardtland-Website,

ich freue mich über Ihr Interesse an meinem Ur-Ur-Großonkel und Namensvetter Ludwig Leichhardt. Aufgewachsen in Deutschland nahe Berlin wurde mir in Familie und Schule immer wieder von meinem Verwandten berichtet, der die große weite Welt entdecken wollte und in Australien Expeditionen voller Abenteuer durchführte. Später widmete ich mich der Pflege seines Andenkens und der Erinnerung an die Ideale und Werte, die ihn antrieben: die bisweilen entbehrungsvolle und gefährliche Suche nach Wahrheit, exakter Wissenschaft und seine große Neugier auf Entdeckungen. Ich grüße Sie ganz herzlich und wünsche Ihnen viel Freude bei der weiteren Entdeckung des Lebens meines Ur-Ur-Großonkels und der Erinnerung an dieses Vermächtnis.

Ihr Ludwig Leichhardt

 

Dear visitors of the Leichhardtland-
Website

I appreciate your interest in my great-great-great uncle and namesake, Ludwig Leichhardt. Born and raised in Germany, near Berlin, I was told time and again at home and in school about my relative who wanted to explore the whole wide world and carried out expeditions full of adventure in Australia. Later I dedicated myself to honouring his memory and recalling the ideals and values that motivated him: the quest for truth and exact science that was sometimes dangerous and full of privation, as well as his great curiosity for discoveries. I cordially welcome you and hope you enjoy learning more about the life of my great-great-great uncle and his legacy.

Yours
Ludwig Leichhardt


Family history
Ludwig Leichhardt (the younger) has compiled some interesting research into his illustrious family tree. He has very kindly given us permission to make it available on this website, and you can read the document (in German) here.


 

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"Dr Leichhardt's March"
With thanks to Ludwig (the younger) we have received this catalogue of ephemera and eclectica, published by Hordern House in October 2013. Among the rare items on offer is the sheet music for this piano piece composed by Leichhardt's friend Stephen Hale Marsh - who was on the same ship voyaging out to Australia. This piece was one of two composed by Marsh in celebration of the explorer's triumphant return to Sydney in 1845. 

To hear the march being played, click on the cover image (left) to open the PDF, then navigate to the catalogue's page 21 and click on the indicated link in the text!

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