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Biographical entry Strehlow, Theodor George Henry (1908 - 1978)

6 June 1908
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
3 October 1978
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Linguist and Ethnologist


Theodor Strehlow, who was born at Hermannsburg in Central Australia, was a Reader in Australian Linguistics, University of Adelaide from 1954.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Theodor George Henry Strehlow - Records, 1910 - 1978, DeB 76; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources


  • Strehlow, T. G. H., Comments on the Journals of John McDouall Stuart, Adelaide, 1967. Details
  • Strehlow, T. G. H., Journal to Horseshoe Bend, Giramondo Publishing, Artarmon, N.S.W., 2015, 220 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Gibson, Jason, '"Only the best is good for eternity": revisiting the ethnography of T. G. H. Strehlow', in Peterson, Nicolas and Kenny Anna (eds), German ethnography in Australia, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 2017, pp. 243-71. Details
  • Jones, Philip, 'Strehlow, Theodor George Henry (1908-1978), Linguist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 333-336. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.