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A Mass of Thawing Clay: King of the Wilderness
Cranston, CA (2001) A Mass of Thawing Clay: King of the Wilderness. Island (87). pp. 122-124. ISSN 1035-3127
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Review of Christobel Mattingley's King of the Wilderness:the Life of Deny King. Biographical, looks at the multiple facets of this extraordinary man. A miner, naturalist, bush walker, sailor.
|Keywords:||Australian literature; Biography; southwest wilderness, Tasmania; World Heritage area; Melaleuca; Charles Denison (Deny) King; Margaret Cadell; orange-bellied parrot; Sir Edmund Hillary; Jacques Cousteau; Nan Chauncy; Olegas Truchanas; Peter Dombrovskis; Max Angus; Patricia Giles; Lord Snowden; Chile; Chuquicamata open-cut copper mine; Nepal; Banksia Kingii; Kings Lomatia, oldest known plant clone; European black rat; foxglove.|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Island|
|Page Range:||pp. 122-124|
|Additional Information:||First published by Island magazine. Reviews a biography of autodidact miner and naturalist, 'Deny' King MOA. The review situates the conflicts arising from mining, and conserving, the southwest wilderness area of Tasmania; a steward of the region (recording plant discoveries; protecting the endangered orange-bellied parrot) Deny was also an agent of change. Constructing an airstrip he unwittingly facilitated tourist visits, along with the accidental importation of environmental pests and weeds.|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:13|
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