A Woman in the Wilderness: The Story of Amalie Dietrich in Australia

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New South Wales University Press, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 148 pages
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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.

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