‘Kindred’ Book Launch

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‘Kindred’ Book Launch

Starring Kate Legge.
Classification: No classification, 90 mins.
Country: Tasmania.

Immerse yourself in the splendour of Cradle Mountain as author Kate Legge reveals the story of the two lovers who inspired the world heritage-listing of Cradle Mountain’s breathtaking wilderness. An exclusive screening of rare archival footage from Cradle Mountain will be followed by Bob Brown and author, Kate Legge in conversation.

All tickets $20.00 including a piccolo of sparkling wine on arrival. Soft drink alternative available. Copies of the book will be available for the special price of $40.00

‘Kindred’ reveals the true story of adventurers Gustav Weindorfer and Kate Cowle. 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 and Kate 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. The World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain is now visited by 280,000 people each year. Pioneers of eco-tourism, Gustav and Kate never lived to see their vision fully realised but their legend lives on. Now it’s time for Australia to fall in love with these two trailblazers and the wilds of Tasmania with this beautifully illustrated hardback.

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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