Monthly Archives: January 2018

Names of mountains

During our visit to the north east corner of Tasmania a question niggled;  why was the local Marrawah mountain named Mt Cameron West, when no Mt Cameron or Mt Cameron East rises in the vicinity. Later my niece suggested that … Continue reading

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The Marrawah Tavern

Despite being loaded to the gunnels with eskys, boxes and bags of food, we opted to visit the Marrawah Tavern for dinner on our first night – perhaps we might gather current local information, we thought. In the 1970s I … Continue reading

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Onto the Marrawah Beach

As I read the information panels, the roar of the relentless ocean crashed continuously. With the windy gusts pushing, my body felt the weight of the heavy air – a mix of salt and moisture. The mown verges seen in … Continue reading

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Towards the Marrawah Beach

While my travelling buddy napped, I wandered down to the beach.  Under shelter, where I discovered information boards, I was alerted to the sensitive nature of the local habitat.The concept that the dry sand holds virtually invisible nests was new … Continue reading

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Arrival at Marrawah

It is claimed that in the Peerapper Aboriginal language ‘marrawah’ was the name for a eucalypt, a gum tree. We arrived, from along the Bass Highway, at a T junction with the Comeback Road/Arthur River Road continuum, and turned right … Continue reading

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Driving from Hobart to Marrawah

Following weeks of itinerary and food planning, we left Hobart intending to spend almost a fortnight in and around the northern Tarkine. While the rural towns of Smithton and Stanley are nearby, we decided to make ourselves self-reliant so that … Continue reading

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Back to the Tarkine – now for something new

Early in 2017 I visited and explored southern Tarkine territory around the Pieman River in north western Tasmania.  Near the end of 2017 I travelled to the northern Tarkine with planned bases in Marrawah, Arthur River and Smithton. Despite travelling … Continue reading

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