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CWCN BOOK CLUB with 'King of the Wilderness. The Life of Deny King' by Christobel Mattingley
Time: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Place: CWCN Centre, 47 Hepworth St, Chapel Hill (UBD 178 A11)
Born in 1909, King made his home at Melaleuca in Tasmania's remote SouthWest, one of the most spectacular and rugged terrains in the world. By the time of his death in 1991 he was truly the king of his remarkable wilderness, and internationally celebrated for his unique lifestyle. There seemed to be nothing Deny King couldn't do. He was a tin miner, an environmentalist, a painter and a collector who had species named after him. He built his own airstrip and regularly sailed round some of Australia's most treacherous coast. He served in New Guinea in World War II and it was during the war that he met Margaret Cadell, the nurse he would later woo by letter in a courtship as touching as it was unconventional. King of the Wilderness is an inspirational story about a great Australian. (booktopia)
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