The King of Hotham: My Father : Lindsay Salmon, the Drift Chalet, Mt Hotham

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Gillian Magnabosco, 2013 - Hotham, Mount (Vic.) - 426 pages
Set in north-eastern Victoria?s high country, where man is governed by nature?s forces, the names Lindsay Salmon, the Drift Chalet and Mount Hotham are synonymous. During the late 1930?s to the early 1970?s, dubbed ?The Duke?, ?The Ace Instructor?, ?Mr Hotham? and ?King of Hotham?, he became a legend in his time. A stone monument, stands isolated on top of Mount Higginbotham as testimony to Lindsay Salmon?s efforts in the early development of Mount Hotham as a ski resort. The story pays tribute to a remarkable man, a hero, who fought against all odds in order to carve out a career for himself on the white-roof of Australia in Swindlers Valley. This is a fascinating account of one man?s journey, a historical memoir of epic proportion, compelling, educational, and truly inspirational, through war and depression, to a life in the mountains. It is not only the biography of Lindsay Salmon, but also an autobiography, as I, the author, explore my relationship with my father and the mountain I once called home.

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