Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

After Leichhardt Went Missing

 

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Andrew Wright Hurley talks about the life and afterlife of the Prussian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, a man whose reputation has shifted to reflect the changing cultures of Australia and Germany over the past 160 years. Hurley is an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. He’s the author of Ludwig Leichhardt’s Ghosts: The Strange Career of a Traveling Myth.

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Andrew Wright Hurley

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  John Wenitong (aka Pemulwuy Weeatunga) wrote @

What a book! And, what a story! As a virgin fiction writer in 2006, I could not believe that no-one had used this unique event in a story. That was when I wrote “The Vanishing”, a fictional account of LL’s final journey from my ancient Australian people’s pov. After reading Andrew’s book, I know that the mystery has intrigued many Australians, Germans and other curious minds. *The author of “LL’s Ghosts” has created an academic book that reads like a fiction story or stories, to be precise. Great work Andrew; a very learned work that historical laymen can read and enjoy.

  John Wenitong (aka Pemulwuy Weeatunga) wrote @

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What a book! And, what a story! As a virgin fiction writer in 2006, I could not believe that no-one had used this unique event in a story. That was when I wrote “The Vanishing”, a fictional account of LL’s final journey from my ancient Australian people’s pov. After reading Andrew’s book, I know that the mystery has intrigued many Australians, Germans and other curious minds. *The author of “LL’s Ghosts” has created an academic book that reads like a fiction story or stories, to be precise. Great work Andrew; a very learned work that historical laymen can read and enjoy.

[…] Ludwig Leichhardt’s memory has endured in Australia and Germany since he went missing in 1848. Hear Assoc. Prof. Andrew Hurley (UTS) talk about the life and afterlife of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt and discover why the story of his life and disappearance has been told and retold in Germany and Australia for over 160 years. Details. […]


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