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Sygurd Wisniowski (4/6/1841-4/23/1892) was a Polish around the world adventurer, traveler, globetrotter, author & reporter of second half of the 19th century. One of the most famous Polish novelists Henryk Sienkiewicz praised his work. Sygurd travelled to North America (published book in 1876: Ameryka, 100 years old; a globetrotter's view, highly recommended), Oceania, Australia, New Zeland. In Australia & New Zeland he spent 10 years, also observing first Polish immigrants. Most of his works are on adventures he had around the world. He was also gold prospector, member of Custer expedition to Black Hills, USA. Around 1882 he returned to Poland, opened his own business & stayed there for good. He married an American woman with a child in 1889, but what happened to them after his death nobody knows. He died of pneumonia, only after 2 days of catching it. His funeral took place on 5/1/1892.
http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n85291054/ Sygurd's Books