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PacificEdge | June 29, 2017

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Wanderings by road and track

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


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

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


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