Australië… wonderland. Van strafkolonie tot land van belofte is a Dutch-language book by H.O. Meissner that tells the story of Australia, from its early history as a penal colony to its development into a modern nation. It was first published in 1968 by Forum Boekerij.
The book covers a wide range of topics, including the Aboriginal people, the British colonization, the gold rush, the development of the outback, and the Second World War. It was well-received by critics and readers alike, and has been translated into several languages.
Meissner was a German journalist and historian who specialised in Australian history. He was born in 1909 in Berlin, and died in 1988 in Stuttgart. He is best known for his book Das fünfte Paradies, which was translated by Eibert H. Bunte into Dutch as Australië… wonderland. Van strafkolonie tot land van belofte.
Here are some additional details about the book:
- The book is 288 pages long.
- It is divided into 22 chapters.
- The book includes a map of Australia and a bibliography.
- The book is available in print and e-book formats.