Edit product


Eduard Grube's Australian Adventures: fact, fiction and exaggeration

The Hamburg born Eduard Grube arrived in Adelaide aboard the Victoria in 1849, aged 18. After many adventures in Adelaide and country South Australia, he joined the gold rushes in Victoria, then returned to Hamburg in 1854, where he wrote an account of his experiences. This account tells of his time as a hutkeeper, peddler in Adelaide, seaman, ship deserter, copper miner in the Mount Liverpool Mine, station cook, teacher in Port Lincoln, mounted policeman in Adelaide and gold digger in Victoria. Despite many inconsistencies and exaggerations, the account is important, describing a massacre of Aborigines on the Eyre Peninsula, his involvement in the Red Ribbon anti-licence movement in Victoria, as well as the working life of a young German in city and country.

About the Speaker

Thomas A Darragh, is a retired museum curator with an interest in German settlement in Victoria and the role of German scientists in Australia. He has co-authored a book and published several papers on these topics, including translations of Ludwig Leichhart's Australian diaries. He is one of the editors of the Ferdinand von Mueller correspondence project.

You've purchased this product

See it in your library

View in Library
Sorry, this item is not available in your location.
Sold out, please go back and pick another option.
  • Size3.82 GB
  • Duration52 minutes
  • Resolution1080p
Available to stream instantly
Watch link provided after purchase


Eduard Grube's Australian Adventures: fact, fiction and exaggeration

Enter your info to complete your purchase


···· ···· ···· 4242
Test card



Use a different card?


pp paypal

or pay with

We do not keep any of your sensitive credit card information on file with us unless you ask us to after this purchase is complete.

or pay with

You'll be charged US$3.

Your purchase was successful!

We charged your card and sent you a receipt

    Gumroad Library

    Download from the App Store or text yourself a link to the app

    Good news! Since you already have a Gumroad account, it's also been added to your library.

    Powered by Gumroad