Wildlife conservation in Australia owes much to the pioneering ideas of a controversial mathematics professor whose attention-grabbing actions made him both loved and hated. His company fell from a great height, but its influence has been enormous. This is the story of that enterprise and the man who founded it. Stephen Davey worked alongside John Wamsley for many years and has compiled this memoir using taped conversations and archival material.
John Wamsley has a doctorate in mathematics and is recognised for his work in wildlife conservation, with specific regard to the use of feral-proof fencing. He was only the second person in the world to successfully breed platypus in captivity and in 2003 he received recognition for his pioneering work, receiving the Prime Minister's Award for environmentalist of the year.
Stephen Davey is a retired horticulturist and writer who has worked alongside John Wamsley for many years and has compiled this memoir using taped conversations and archival material.