Tag Archives: Arthur River

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

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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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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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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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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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Stop press – Quad bikes wrecking Tarkine

Over the past two decades and more, considerable research has studied the impact of vehicles on beaches and the studies have found that the visual marks of the tyre tracks are the least of all the problems.  Unfortunately, it is … Continue reading

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Waratah

Waratah sits at the eastern gateway to the Tarkine wilderness and adjacent to the Savage River National Park. It is a 40-minute drive south of Burnie and 50 kms north from Tullah. The road through the area was not completed until 1963.  … Continue reading

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