BOOKED OUT: Meet The Author: Book Talk Tuesday: Peter Moneath 'Australia - A German Traveller in the Age of Gold' @ Cove Civic Centre

Event Type Author Event
Event Focus Authors, Book Signing, Books, Libraries
Event Reach Adults
Event Scope Local Community
Price Free
Dates 21/03/2017 to 21/03/2017
Start Time 1:30pm
End Time 2:30pm
Location Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road
Oaklands Park SA 5046
Contact Marion Library Service
Email: libraryevents@marion.sa.gov.au
08 8375 6785

Peter Monteath

Book Talk Tuesday: Peter Monteath 'Australia - A German Traveller in the Age of Gold'

Friedrich Gerstäcker, the most illustrious and prolific of German travel writers, set foot in Australia in March 1851, having walked across the Andes, traipsed the goldfields of California, and sailed over the Pacific in search of new adventures. Gerstäcker found adventures aplenty in Australia. He rowed and trekked down the Murray, absorbed the excitement triggered by the discovery of gold, visited his countrymen in South Australia, and trained his outsider's eyes on a colonial society gripped by profound change.

Books available for sale thanks to Wakefield Press..

Author talk followed by book signing.

Bookings are essential and can be made via: 


Marion Library Service

The Marion Library Service consists of three branches located in the suburbs of Oaklands Park, Hallett Cove and Park Holme, as well as a home library service.

It offers a range of services, facilities and events to the City of Marion community, as well as a comprehensive selection of items to borrow.