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Hermann Beckler: contributions on Australia made in Germany.

Thomas Darragh


Herman Beckler is well known for his role in the Victorian Exploration Expedition (Burke and Wills Expedition), but little is known to Australians of his education or his writings in Germany. Details of his schooling, his time in present day Queensland and his Australian contributions after he returned to Germany are given here. Translations of two important papers are provided in Supplementary Material.

HR17013  Accepted 12 July 2017

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