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A Tasmanian journey

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

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