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A Tasmanian journey

High on a mountain, a little stone hut

January 8, 2014 | 2

High on a Tasmanian mountain there’s a hidden hut, so late one day we went to look for it….Read More

Otago

January 4, 2014 | 1

Shipping has played an important part in Tasmanian history but it’s rare to find shipping and literature in a rusting hulk…Read More

A stroll in the bush

January 2, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

IF THERE IS one good thing that Hobart has (let’s be clear: it has more than one) it’s access to the surrounding countryside and bushland. And… it has a 1250 metre-high mountain within the city limits. That’s … Read More

Launceston’s stop for chocolate

January 1, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

IF CAFES can be signifiers of cultural change, then that is what Cocobean is.

This was my thought I sat down with in this tiny cafe that bills itself as a ‘chocolate boutique’ in downtown Launceston, reflecting … Read More

Return — hut on a point

April 9, 2013 |

IT’S BEEN DECADES, I thought as the driver throttled back the engines to approach the jetty. Decades… and there was no jetty, no fast catamaran then… just an old wooden launch captained by a man in late middle age. Not … Read More

Journey through a defile

April 8, 2013 |

WHEN YOU next visit Launceston, put on your walking shoes, stretch your muscles and take the well-trodden walk from the edge of the city into First Basin. Irrespective of whether you take the low, easy track or the steeper, rougher … Read More

All that remains… ruins on a Tasmanian mountainside

April 8, 2013 |

ALL THAT REMAINS is a bit of stone work where the house once was. And a few pieces of iron rusted by the decades since the fires of ’67 devoured the building and the rest of the farm — one … Read More

Contentment… a moment by a lake

January 20, 2013 |

SOMETIMES, you see things that somehow symbolise an idea. They might be fleeting sightings yet it may be their brevity that makes them so poignant because there is no time for enquiry to dispel impression.

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Three huts on a trail

August 1, 2012 |

THE HUT WAS LARGER than I remembered. Longer too. And was that metal table there when last I came this way decades ago?

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Lost in the highlands

May 2, 2011 |

by Russ Grayson. First published 2001.

“TURN 180 degrees to your right now. We are on the other side of the button grass plain. Look for our orange marker”.

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