Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia

By: Ludwig Leichhardt
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt is an enthralling exploration literature documenting his historic overland expedition across the Australian Outback. As a pioneering figure in frontier exploration, Leichhardt embarked on a daring adventure to traverse the vast and rugged landscapes of Australia. His journal provides a firsthand account of the challenges and triumphs encountered during this remarkable scientific expedition. Throughout the journey, Leichhardt delves into the natural history and geography of Australia, meticulously recording his observations of the diverse flora, fauna, and terrain of the Outback. Along the way, he engages with Aboriginal culture, gaining insights into the rich heritage and traditions of the indigenous peoples of Australia. Leichhardt's narrative is infused with the spirit of adventure as he navigates through the untamed wilderness, relying on bushwalking and sheer determination to overcome the obstacles of the frontier. His expedition serves as a testament to the resilience of human exploration and the enduring curiosity of the scientific mind. "Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" stands as a seminal work of exploration literature, offering readers a captivating glimpse into the challenges and wonders of frontier exploration in the Australian Outback, as seen through the eyes of Ludwig Leichhardt.

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Ludwig Leichhardt

Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt, sometimes known as Ludwig Leichhardt, was a German explorer and naturalist who is most known for his explorations in northern and central Australia. Leichhardt was born on October 23, 1813, in the hamlet of Sabrodt near Trebatsch, which is now part of Tauche in the Prussian Province of Brandenburg (now part of the Federal Republic of Germany). He was the fourth son and sixth of eight children born to Christian Hieronymus Matthias Leichhardt, a farmer and royal inspector, and his wife Charlotte Sophie, née Strahlow. Between 1831 and 1836, Leichhardt studied philosophy, language, and natural sciences at the universities of Göttingen and Berlin, but he never graduated. On February 14, 1842, Leichhardt arrived in Sydney, Australia. His goal was to tour inland Australia, and he hoped for a government post in his subjects of interest. In September 1842, Leichhardt traveled to the Hunter River valley north of Sydney to examine the region's geology, vegetation, and fauna, as well as farming methods. He then embarked on his own specimen-collecting excursion, travelling from Newcastle, New South Wales, to Moreton Bay, Queensland. On September 23, 1842, he arrived at Ash Island and spent 2-3 days there after being invited by Alexander Walker Scott.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 296pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362765470
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765475
  • Item Weight: 384.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 16.4mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography