With the outbreak of World War Two Hans-Wolter von Gruenewaldt, a German mining engineer, fled South Africa to avoid internment, only to be captured by the British and spend the next six and a half years as a Prisoner of War.
His dramatic journey took him to the other side of the globe, miraculously surviving the sinking of the Arandora Star and enduring inhuman treatment aboard the Dunera on his way.
His Australian destination was the Goulburn Valley in central Victoria.
Due to his artistic creativity he left a visual legacy in the township of Murchison. But many years later when his son gifted his extensive folio of art work to the local Historical Society, the amazing scope, diversity and extraordinary talent of Hans-Wolter von Gruenewaldt was fully revealed.
This book captures his story and displays the wide range of his artistic skills.