De Australiër, is authorised translation of The Northerner, 1954, written by Joan Colebook and translated by Hans de Vries. Den Haag: Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgeversmaatschappij, 1963.
The Northerner by Joan Colebrook is a historical novel set in North Queensland, Australia, in the late 19th century. The novel tells the story of the Cromwell family, who are pioneers in the region. The patriarch of the family, Richard Cromwell, is a driven man who is determined to succeed. He is often ruthless in his pursuit of success, and this often puts a strain on his relationships with his family and friends. The novel explores the themes of family, love, loss, and the challenges of pioneering a new land.