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A Mass of Thawing Clay: King of the Wilderness
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-25, 21:36 authored by CA CranstonCA Cranston
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.
Rights statementFirst 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.
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Australian literatureBiographysouthwest wildernessTasmaniaWorld Heritage areaMelaleucaCharles Denison (Deny) KingMargaret Cadellorange-bellied parrotSir Edmund HillaryJacques CousteauNan ChauncyOlegas TruchanasPeter DombrovskisMax AngusPatricia GilesLord SnowdenChileChuquicamata open-cut copper mineNepalBanksia KingiiKings Lomatiaoldest known plant cloneEuropean black ratfoxglove.