By Gerhard Leitner
Damit eröffnet Gerhard Leitners »Geschichte Australiens« einen aktuellen Zugang zur Politik und Kultur einer dynamischen Gesellschaft und Einblick in eines der Sehnsuchtsziele vieler Europamüder.
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