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Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story
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Kate Legge
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Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story

Kate Legge


Miegunyah Press

Biography: general;
Rural planning;
Zoos & wildlife parks


277 pages

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He was an Austrian immigrant; she came from Tasmania. He grew up beside the Carinthian Alps; she climbed mountains when few women dared. Their honeymoon glimpse of Cradle Mountain lit an urge that filled their waking hours. Others might have kept this splendour to themselves, but Gustav Weindorfer and Kate Cowle sensed the significance of a place they sought to share with the world. When they stood on the peak in the heat of January 1910, they imagined a national park for all.

Kindred- A Cradle Mountain Love Story traces the achievements of these unconventional adventurers and their fight to preserve the wilderness where they pioneered eco-tourism. Neither lived to see their vision fully realised- the World Heritage listed landscape is now visited by 250,000 people each year. Award-winning journalist Kate Legge tells the remarkable story behind the creation of the Cradle Mountain sanctuary through the characters at its heart.

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By:   Kate Legge
Imprint:   Miegunyah Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   740g
ISBN:   9780522874518
ISBN 10:   0522874517
Pages:   277
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kate Legge writes for The Weekend Australian Magazine. She has covered politics and social affairs in Australia and America. She has published two novels- The Unexpected Elements of Love (long listed for the Miles Franklin Award) and The Marriage Club.

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