Author Archives: Tasmanian Traveller

An important book to read

Recently I worked my way through Richard Powers latest novel The Overstory. This is one of the most profoundly significant books I have ever read. In 2018 it was short listed for the Man Booker Prize and then last year … Continue reading

Posted in Tarkine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exhibition creates further awareness of the Tarkine

A recent exhibition designed to increase awareness about the value of the Tarkine was titled Frontlines : takayna to Adani. It was shown in the Long Gallery within the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart. Introductory information is available here. A … Continue reading

Posted in Tarkine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

  Protests against logging

Once again the Tarkine forests are being noticed by the public.  Read a report here and another here. A protesting blockade has been re-established in the Sumac area to hinder further logging. The Bob Brown Foundation says ‘while we wait … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur River, Tarkine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

There has to be more

There is a saying which I live by: Nothing great is achieved without effort. I would like to use this as the basis for a new saying: Nothing about the land is understood without walking across it. We expected to … Continue reading

Posted in Marrawah, Tarkine | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

To Nettley Bay

From the West Point lighthouse we took the narrow gravel track along the coast until it ended at an isolated quality shack near Rusty Rocks.    Splendid isolation I thought.  By contrast Jeanette tried to determine a reason why someone would … Continue reading

Posted in Marrawah, Tarkine | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

West Point Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built in 1916 and demolished when Bluff Hill Point Lighthouse (located further south) was built in 1982. We took a side road off the northern side of West Point Road to visit the remains of the West … Continue reading

Posted in Marrawah, Tarkine | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rugged rocks at West Point

According to an ABC new story, ‘the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania said West Point or nungu included a hut depression excavated in the 1970s. It said there was a cremation in the centre of one of the huts and … Continue reading

Posted in Marrawah, Tarkine | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment