The Swiss Swagman

Theodor Müller’s Nineteen Years in Australia

Translated by Frank Pammer
Edited by Maurie Garland & John Ramsland


Theodor Müller left his home in Switzerland and arrived in Sydney in 1857.  He spent nineteen years travelling the Australian Outback, mainly on foot. He roamed north to Brisbane, west to Mudgee and south to Gundagai, sleeping beneath the stars and finding work where he could. In observing the culture of this new country, Müller also wrote chapters on gold, squatters, bushrangers, & Aboriginals.

To supplement the text, the editors have illustrated the book with many nineteenth century drawings, and provided annotations, background boxes and commentary boxes.

320 pages
13.5 cm x 21 cm
Printed 2007
Cost: $25