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Author Sumner, Ray.

Title A woman in the wilderness : the story of Amalie Dietrich in Australia / Ray Sumner
Published Kensington, NSW, Australia : New South Wales University Press, 1993


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Description xiii, 148 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. From Siebenlehn to Australia. 1. Three women and one man. 2. The hard road -- Pt. II. Ten Years in Australia. 3. 'Something new and interesting at every step'. 4. 'The highest trees in the world'. 5. Of Kanakas, Papuans and Aborigines. 6. The tree kangaroo. 7. A fairytale world. 8. The journey home -- Pt. III. Science and the Literary Imagination. 9. Mother and daughter. 10. Amalie Dietrich. A Life
Summary Biography of German naturalist Amalie Dietrich who spent ten years in northern Queensland assembling a major botanical, zoological and anthropological collection for a private museum in Hamburg, this collection included Aboriginal remains; book attempts to separate the scientist from the fictional heroine; divided into three parts - first deals with Dietrichs early life in Germany and her marriage, second gives an account of her travels in Australia, and the third analyses the relationship between Dietrich and her daughter and the creation of Dietrich as a semi-fictional heroine
Analysis Dietrich, Amalie 1821-1891
Naturalists Australia Biography
Naturalists Germany Biography
Dietrich, Amalie, 1821-1891
Naturalists. Australia. Biography
Naturalists. Germany. Biography
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [142]-146) and index
Notes Donation Anne Maguire collection
Subject Dietrich, Amalie, 1821-1891.
Dietrich, Amelie
Naturalists -- Australia -- Biography.
Naturalists -- Germany -- Biography.
Women travelers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 94236708
ISBN 0868401978