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The Resource The supply party : Ludwig Becker on the Burke and Wills expedition, Martin Edmond

The supply party : Ludwig Becker on the Burke and Wills expedition, Martin Edmond

Label
The supply party : Ludwig Becker on the Burke and Wills expedition
Title
The supply party
Title remainder
Ludwig Becker on the Burke and Wills expedition
Statement of responsibility
Martin Edmond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dr Ludwig Becker was appointed as official artist, naturalist and observer to the Burke and Wills expedition. Becker painted the scenery, fauna and flora that he encountered while taking part in the expedition. This is the story of the supply party, its difficulties, problems and experiences as it made its way to Cooper Creek to have supplies ready for Burke and Wills. The conditions were so horrific that some of the supply party members died from varying illnesses. Aborigines both helped and attacked the party as they camped at water holes and places favoured by the itinerant Aborigines. The author explores not only Becker's notebooks and artworks but also his background and life and the reasons he ended up on the expedition in Australia having come out from Germany. The author also retraces the route taken by the supply party and he parallels his experiences and the contemporary Australian scene with the record left by Becker in his note books and art. The book will contain 25 colour plates of Becker's work. A work of both historical and contemporary experiences."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edmond, Martin
Dewey number
  • 944.03
  • 994.031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU102
LC item number
.E36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Becker, Ludwig
  • Watpipa
  • Burke and Wills Expedition,
  • Artists
  • Naturalists
  • Australia
Label
The supply party : Ludwig Becker on the Burke and Wills expedition, Martin Edmond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Art & life -- Life & death -- Death & art -- Note on sources
Control code
000043360581
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
209 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781921037269
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010413230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)271866946
Label
The supply party : Ludwig Becker on the Burke and Wills expedition, Martin Edmond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Art & life -- Life & death -- Death & art -- Note on sources
Control code
000043360581
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
209 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781921037269
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010413230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)271866946

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