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The Leichhardt Diaries: Early travels in Australia during 1842-1844 Ludwig Leichhardt

By: Edited by Thomas A. Darragh and Roderick J. Fensham

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum, 2013

Edition: Volume 7 Part 1


The first printed English translation of the German explorer and scientist Ludwig Leichhardt’s diaries from 1841-1844. During the 30 months covered by the diaries, Leichhardt arrives in Australia as a diligent student from the lower strata of Prussian society without connections, capital or prospects; and by the closing passages he reveals his intentions to mount the first expedition across the north-eastern quarter of the continent. The diaries reveal how ... View more info

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Wild Spirit: How a year in the African rainforest changed an Australian woman's life.

By: Annette Henderson

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Random House, 2009


In June 1975, Australian couple Annette and Win Henderson find themselves stranded in Libreville, Gabon, after travelling halfway across Africa. When a thief robs their Kombivan, they are left penniless - with no way to go back and no way to go on. They are saved by a chance meeting with a local expat, who offers them jobs in a remote mining camp in the mountains, close to the Congo border, in a region never visited by tourists, accessible only by canoe. At the camp, Ann... View more info