Category Archives: Arthur River

Into the Arthur River/Pieman Conservation Area

We drove south from Marrawah on the road to Arthur River. After a short distance, a public sign indicated we were entering the Arthur River/Pieman Conservation Area .  Not much further and a sign to West Point pointed to the … 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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Change of ownership of part of Tarkine

A 338-hectare stretch between the Arthur River and Marrawah has been purchased from a private owner by the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania with a donation of $325,000 from well-known Tasmanian philanthropist Graeme Wood, combined with funds from the Indigenous … Continue reading

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Federal government has sanctioned more access to the Tarkine

The Bob Brown Foundation has released a number of statements including the following: “When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signed a new Regional Forest Agreement with Tasmanian Premier Hodgman in August, it was a death sentence for forests protected in reserves for … Continue reading

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Destruction in the Tarkine

I have written before about loutish behaviour and disregard of the environment in the Tarkine. The news today brings another grim story, complete with a horrifying photograph. Have a look at “4WD damage in Tasmania’s Arthur Pieman Conservation Area stokes … Continue reading

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From the southern to the northern Tarkine

Thank you to all those people (and I have been delighted that there have been so many) who indicated regularly that they enjoyed my report from visiting the southern Tarkine.  If you have never toured around the Tarkine then I … Continue reading

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Love the Tarkine

Online I continue to come across websites and social media sites devoted to the Tarkine. One of those on Twitter, Love the Tarkine can be found at @lovethetarkine.  You may be interested to follow this Twitterer either on Twitter or … Continue reading

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