Volume 1

“. . . an indispensible contribution to the literature of remote, indigenous Australia.”

Nicolas Rothwell, The Weekend Australian, 11 February 2012

“It belongs in every – certainly Lutheran – tertiary library. And every teacher’s.”

Maurice Schild, Lutheran Theological Journal, August 2012

“Eminently readable and interesting, and the language is often deft, the work and its conclusions entirely original.”

Prof. Regina Ganter, Aboriginal History, 2012.

“For me this book rings true with what I knew from my own childhood. I am the product of grandparents who lived with the missionaries and for that I am thankful . . . for those of us who grew up within the missionary history in Central Australia, there is never a bad word said about the missionaries.”

Minister Alison Anderson, address to the NT Parliament, 21 February 2012

“The book has a heroic largeness of spirit, a kind of opulence of space and time and credible personality . . . like the Red Centre itself.”

Dr Peter Sutton, The Monthly, April 2012

“. . . by highlighting Frieda’s perspective and portraying the everyday occurrences at Hermannsburg in such depth, The Tale of Frieda Keysser offers a new understanding of the difficulties, tensions and disappointments, but also the patient and painstaking achievements of the men and women on the missions. I cannot imagine a better monument to them.”

Dr. Lois Zweck, Lutheran Woman , August 2012