Bagman To Swagman. Tales Of Broome, The North-West And Other Australian Adventures

McAlpine Alistair

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Allen Unwin
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2000
Edition: First Edition

Description: 298 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Alistair McAlpine has conducted a lifelong love affair with Australia. He's bought large chunks of it, developed some and turned others into a zoo and nature parks, and has travelled much of the length and breadth of the Continent. Arriving in Australia in his early twenties as a junior member of the English family building conglomerate McAlpines, he soon became involved in building Perth's first luxury hotel, the famous Parmelia and other projects followed. He was a pioneer of 'eco-tourism' with his development of Broome, creating the world-famous Cable Beach Club and also a remarkable zoo, which rapidly became known for the success of its breeding programs for the world's endangered species. A restless soul, Alistair McAlpine has continually traversed the country by light aircraft and four-wheel drive and his deep love and respect for the Australian outback and its people comes through these pages. An inveterate collector of art, artefacts and characters, Alistair McAlpine has long been concerned that Aboriginal artists should receive the recognition and rewards that are their due. He has spent many years building up superb collections of Aboriginal paintings and totems, some of which have now been donated to the Australian people, along with his collection of Australian and European sculpture, paintings and photographs. Familiar of prime ministers and royalty, friend of swagmen and Aborigines, Alistair McAlpine s Bagman to Swagman, the second volume of his memoirs, written in his own inimitable style, is redolent with humour, wisdom and a deep and abiding love for Australia and its people.

ISBN: 9781865083896


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