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A Tasmanian journey

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

The Organ Pipes Track — sunshine and ice

February 16, 2014 | | One Comment

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

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 | | One Comment

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

High on a mountain, a little stone hut

January 8, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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 | | One Comment

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

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

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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