We’re very excited to have the opportunity to host Kate Legge to launch her brand new book Kindred.
When: March 5th, 6:00PM
Tickets: $20.00 including a piccolo of sparkling wine on arrival
Book: special price $40
Speaking with local Environmentalist Bob Brown, hear the tale behind the tale from the author herself. The event will also include an exclusive screening of rare archival footage from Cradle Mountain.
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.