Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

PacificEdge | March 23, 2019

Scroll to top

Top

Nomadics

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”.

Read More

Figure in a landscape—walking the Tasmanian high country

May 2, 2011 |

by Russ Grayson. Originally published 2002.

TO CLIMB or not? That was the debate I held with myself on the walk up from the Waldheim road head.

Read More

To the summit, one last time

May 2, 2011 |

… Russ Grayson. Originally published 2002.

Early summer, 1980…

“Here, take hold of this”. Peter leans out and offers the end of a length of nylon climber’s tape to Robert. “Pass it to Keith”.

Read More

Home from the mountains— a stopover in Ouse

December 2, 2010 |

I remember her then. Checked wool shirt of the kind favored by bushwalkers and outdoor types. Warm wool trousers, dull khaki in colour. Petite wire framed glasses balanced on a delicate nose. Blonde hair tied back I’m bunches. Chunky leather boots. Pack on back.

Read More

Troubled paradise: Byron Bay faces change

July 31, 2010 |

THE MAN ON THE END STALL is selling longans—fruits whose hard, brittle skin you break with your teeth before chewing the juicy white pulp off the large black seed. At $8 a kilo, you are presented with a piece of branch with the tan, centimeter-wide fruits dangling from it. Clearly, these fruits are freshly picked.

Read More

Two families, two lives… so similar but so different

July 18, 2010 |

HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT for the different way that life turns out for people, even when they share much in common?

Read More

Solitary, long ago

September 28, 2009 |

Story & photos: Russ Grayson

IT’S PERVERSE, REALLY. To walk  these mountains you start by descending rather than climbing.

Read More

Less a town than a landscape

September 22, 2009 |

WATCH OUT for the sea eagle, he said… it perches on the old dead tree that sticks out from the cliff…

Read More

Going to Launceston? Just don’t breathe too deep

July 11, 2009 | | 3 Comments

CAUGHT BETWEEN rapacious extractive industry on one hand and the sublime beauty of nature on the other, Tasmania remains a paradox in the Australian political landscape. Now, there’s something else to add to the offshore contradiction that is this southern island state—Launceston’s air.

Read More

City in memory

December 29, 2008 |

I’VE WALKED THESE STREETS BEFORE, a long time ago… through Prince’s Square, along Charles Street, turn into The Quadrant then into Brisbane Street and up to City Park.

Read More