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Author Glasheen, David, author

Title The millionaire castaway : the incredible story of how I lost my fortune but found new riches living on a deserted island / David Glasheen with Neil Bramwell
Published South Melbourne, Victoria : Affirm Press, 2019
South Melbourne, Victoria : Affirm Press, 2019


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.36 Gla/Mct  Unavailable C19
Description 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary Losing his fortune in the stock market crash of 1987 was the final straw for Dave Glasheen. After a series of catastrophes, he needed to take drastic measures to restore himself. Opting out of the rat race, he cast himself away to a deserted island off the north-east tip of Australia, as far off the grid as was humanly possible. He has lived there ever since. One annual supermarket shop, a sketchy internet connection, and enough ingredients for a home brew satisfy all of Dave's material needs. He catches fish, traps rainwater and cooks on an open fire. For company he tames dingoes, meets with friends from the Aboriginal community 40 kilometres away, and entertains drop-ins such as Russell Crowe sailing past on his honeymoon or the chairman of McDonald's on a game-fishing trip. Then there's his running feud with Boxhead, an antisocial saltwater crocodile who just won't leave him in peace. Between heartbreak and hair-raising adventures, Dave has found happiness on Restoration Island and dreams of creating a retreat to promote the profound healing that saved his life. Brimming with humour, eccentricity and hard-earned wisdom, THE MILLIONAIRE CASTAWAY is the feel-good autobiography of the year
Analysis Australian
Subject Glasheen, David
Glasheen, David
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Queensland -- Biography
Recluses -- Queensland -- Biography
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography
Recluses -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography
Recluses -- Queenslands -- Biography
Islands -- Queensland
Island life -- Queensland
Self-reliant living
Islands -- Australia
Isolation (Philosophy)
Outdoor life
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Wilderness survival
Stock Market Crash, 1987
Drifters -- Biography
Castaways -- Biography
Queensland -- Biography
Genre/Form Autobiographies
Author Bramwell, Neil, author
LC no. be2019027829
ISBN 9781925712797 (paperback)
1925712796 (paperback)