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A Tasmanian journey

A new apple future for Tasmania – any hope?

March 18, 2015 |

MY ARRIVAL in Tasmania coincided with the collapse of the state’s apple industry. I remember it… farmers in despair as their orchards rapidly fell in value, people expressing their fears about the state’s farming future, lots of apples but … Read More

In the scrub, by the bay — a rediscovery

March 15, 2015 |

IT WAS AT THE END of 2104, December, when I accidentally rediscovered the Tyler family graves.

My discovery of them was back in the 1970s when I was with a group bushwalking down that way. The only person I recall … Read More

Shelter most basic

August 6, 2014 |

A SLEEPER CURLS UP SEEKING WARMTH in an overnight camp in the wet eucalypt forests of the Picton in south east Tasmania.

I don’t recall whether it was evening or early next morning that I made this photograph, probably on … Read More

Telopia

February 16, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

THEY WERE OUT in great numbers today… big red ovals of flowers on either side of the track and visible as red dots down in the bush cladding the steep slopes of Mt Wellington.

There were so … Read More

The Organ Pipes Track — sunshine and ice

February 16, 2014 | 1

A Tasmanian journey…

“WHAT’S THIS?”. Fiona holds out her hand as if to catch whatever it is that has started to fall from the sky… small, soft flakes that disappear as soon as they settle on the ground.

“It’s snow. … Read More

Taroona Neighbourhood Garden

February 1, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

EXPERIENCE and learning are the core purpose of travel and that is what happened when we met up with Hobart community gardener and sustainabiity educator, Nel Smit. Nel, you see, is one of the mainstays of the … Read More

Launceston’s performance poet cook

February 1, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

HIGH on a ridge above the city, surrounded by fruit trees, self-employed, with the conviviality of people around, performance, writing and food… especially food… that’s the life of Yvonne Gluyas.

So I had to write about it, … Read More

Journey

February 1, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

Friday… We’re leaving St Helens, the last town of any significance on Tasmania’s north east coast. We follow the straight road lined with neat-looking older houses then carefully take the curve as it swings westward to follow … Read More

Forgotten islands

February 1, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

LIKE THE AUTHOR, when I lived in Tasmania I too felt the allure of the Bass Strait islands. Unlike the author, changing circumstances prevented me doing anything about it. Now I get to look down on Flinders … Read More

Found: the book that influenced a generation

January 8, 2014 | 1

A surprise discovery in a mountain hut closes the circle of time…Read More