Frenchmans Cap: Story of a Mountain

Frenchmans Cap: Story of a Mountain

by Simon Kleinig


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Frenchmans Cap: Story of a Mountain by Simon Kleinig

Frenchmans Cap - one of the world's great wilderness destinations - comes vividly to life in this collection of stories which define the mountain's journey from its geological genesis through colonial times to the modern era. Along the way, a colourful procession of personalities join in: escaping convicts and bushrangers, explorers and gold fossickers, miners and piners. More recently, this towering quartzite peak has increasingly attracted photographers, rock climbers and bushwalkers.

It has been a journey often accompanied by struggle and controversy, as protesters and nature lovers from all over the world fought to preserve this unique wilderness for future generations. A well known feature to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people, Frenchmans Cap continues to both challenge and inspire today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781922120052
Publisher: IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd)
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Simon Kleinig was born in Adelaide. A lifelong passion for the wilderness regions of Tasmania led him to write articles for Wild magazine and several other publications. He considers himself a “history enthusiast”, rather than a historian, and loves delving into the human side of history. His first book, Jack Thwaites: Pioneer Tasmanian Bushwalker and Conservationist was published in 2008 and was short listed for the Tasmanian Book Prize. A second book, Rambles In Western Tasmania, is a collection of early twentieth century newspaper articles written by Charles Whitham, edited by Simon and published in 2010.

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