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The Resource Into the unknown : the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt, John Bailey

Into the unknown : the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt, John Bailey

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Into the unknown : the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt
Title
Into the unknown
Title remainder
the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt
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John Bailey
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Language
eng
Summary
Ludwig Leichhardt is undoubtedly Australia's most fascinating early explorer. Born and educated in Prussia in the early 19th century, Leichhardt felt shackled by the narrow expectations of his family and the highly regimented society of his birth. He was a polymath, a man fascinated by the natural world and everything in it and he longed for adventure and exploration. Australia was then almost completely unknown and unexplored apart from the colonies clustered on its coastline - the interior of the continent a vast and mysterious blank. It was a country and a time ripe for amateur naturalists and explorers, and Leichhardt took up the challenge. His expeditions were to begin in triumph, then dwindle into acrimony, despair and misery before finally ending in disappearance, death and one of the great enduring mysteries of the 19th century. John Bailey, acclaimed author of Mr Stuart's Track, has written a masterful biography of this strange, brilliant, difficult, driven and tormented man. Alive with the period, the details of early exploration, the experience of the harsh Australian landscape and the quirks of personality and character that both made Leichhardt such a success and then eventually destroyed him, Into the Unknown offers a true insight into this most intriguing of men
Biography type
individual biography
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10165685
Cataloging source
ANL
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1944 Dec. 15-
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Bailey, John
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Leichhardt, Ludwig
  • Leichhardt Expedition
  • Explorers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt
Label
Into the unknown : the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt, John Bailey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-386) and index
Control code
000047299040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 396 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781742610450
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Into the unknown : the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt, John Bailey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-386) and index
Control code
000047299040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 396 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781742610450
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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