Kindred: A Cradle Mountain love story by Kate Legge
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. Standing on the peak in the heat of January 1920, they imagined a national park for all.
This story traces the achievements of these unconventional adventurers and their fight to preserve the wilderness where they pioneered eco-tourism.