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Writers @ Stanton – Kate Legge

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Throughout March, the Stanton Library will play host to a number of successful authors as they discuss their greatest works and more, before answering audience questions. The following authors are featured throughout the month:

• Kate Legge (12 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm), author of ‘Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story’
• Julienne Van Loon (14 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm), author of ‘The Thinking Woman’
• Meg Keneally (22 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm), co-author of the fourth book in the Monsarrat series, ‘The ink stain’
• Rebecca Huntley (27 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm), in her quarterly essay on politics and progress, asks ‘what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?’


Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story

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 Weindorfer and Kate Cowle 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.

‘Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story’ traces the achievements of these unconventional adventurers and their fight to preserve the wilderness where they pioneered eco-tourism. Neither lived to see their vision fully realised: the World Heritage listed landscape is now visited by 250,000 people each year. Award-winning journalist Kate Legge tells the remarkable story behind the creation of the Cradle Mountain sanctuary through the characters at its heart.


The author talk is followed by question time and the opportunity for book signing.

There is seating for 100 people and standing room is available.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis.


March 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Stanton Library
(02) 9936 8400


Stanton Library, Conference Room
234 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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