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Frenchmans Cap: Story of a Mountain

By: Simon Kleinig(Author)

320 pages, b/w illustrations

Glass House Books

Paperback | Oct 2012 | #202681 | ISBN-13: 9781922120052
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About this book

Frenchmans Cap – a prominent mountain in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Western Tasmania, Australia, and 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.


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