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Persistence

After a cough strewn night, I woke next morning feeling dreadful but still determined to continue on at least for that day.  Nevertheless the decision was made that we would cancel the Arthur River and Smithton accommodation and all the … Continue reading

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On the beach north of Mt Cameron West

This beach stretched into the distance until it reached a rocky outcrop about 5-6 kms to the north.  Looking back to Mt Cameron West the views included:     The powerful  roots of thick bull kelp had been pulled from ocean … Continue reading

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Information panels

We were welcomed.We learnt we were in the traditional country of Pirapi aboriginals, the descendants of which continue to manage the environment. Carvings into rocks by prehistoric aboriginals are located within the Preminghana precinct. These have been covered in sand … Continue reading

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To Preminghana

Day two dawned with dramatic tones stretching across the magnificent sky. Despite seeing misty tips of Tasmanian land further north, Marrawah is located 40 kms south of the top of mainland Tasmania and we could never see the ‘end’ of our … Continue reading

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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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Interpretation sites at Corinna

The interpretative panels with photos were of most interest to me.  For example, despite the fact this shot below of the Pieman River meeting the heads and the Southern/Indian Ocean would have been photographed at some time since 1816 (the … Continue reading

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Tarkine History

The following is a long but exceptionally interesting excerpt from the document  AHC Tarkine Assessment Report  issued by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, that was prepared sometime around 2012. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. The Tarkine is named after the … Continue reading

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