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Christine Courtenay

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Christine Courtenay (nee Gee) was born in north-eastern Victoria in 1954 and grew up on a cattle property before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.

In 1975 she co-founded Australian Himalayan Expeditions, which offered trekking trips to the Himalayas, and became a world leader in adventure travel. In 1989 she created her own marketing company that focused on high-end tourism projects and polar expeditions.

She served as the Nepalese Honorary Consul-General in NSW from 1987, and Nepal attaché during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. She was a founding director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation and awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2013.

Christine was Bryce Courtenay’s partner from 2005, and they married in 2011. She has a son called Nima, and continues to enjoy travelling, writing, and walking in wild and beautiful places.

She lives in Sydney.

Books by Christine Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay: Storyteller

The long-awaited memoir of the late Bryce Courtenay – Australia’s bestselling author – as told by his wife, Christine Courtenay.

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