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Across the Fish, a journey into memory

December 3, 2017 |

IN SPATE late that day The Fish River At the base of the escarpment Up which we ascended through forest Dripping with moisture From recent rains. Last I came this way There was only a slippery log Upon which to … Read More

The freedom of the hills: One fine weekend in winter, long ago

August 5, 2017 |

To journey into the mountains is experience the freedom of the hills. That is so even when winter’s snow carpets the ground in its bright, glare whiteness…Read More

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

How photography saved the wilderness

September 7, 2014 | | 2 Comments

The camera and the bush… they have more in common than you think…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

Farmer organisation allies with questionable legislation

June 29, 2014 |

JUST AS BRIDGES were being built between farmers and a largely urban fair foods movement, a Tasmanian farmers’ organisation has supported legislation that could break them.

Support for Tasmania’s draconian Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill by the Tasmanian Farmers and … Read More

Memories tumble like sweets from a jar

June 8, 2014 |

THINGS ARE NEVER quite the same when you return. They are similar, but not quite as you remember. There’s always something different… something you can’t quite put your finger on. That’s how it was when I returned to the rocking … Read More