Tag Archives: Tarkine Interpretation Centre

Stamping our feet was out of the question

By the time we left St James Church my travelling companion and I were mentally fatigued from information and sensory overload and my feet wanted a rest.  Our experiences early that day included driving from Tullah, walking to and from … Continue reading

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Riding shotgun or just a bun in the oven?

Waratah is situated on the western side of Tasmania but the European settlers were no wilder there than in other parts that were being newly developed for timber or minerals in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  This was not a … Continue reading

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The Waratah Museum and the Philosopher’s Hut

Over the road from the Tarkine Interpretation Centre sits two additional sources of information about the district and its history.  Unfortunately the Waratah Museum was not open on the Museum displays a detailed history of the district with photographs and … Continue reading

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The Tarkine Interpretation Centre

Located in the centre of the township of Waratah, the Tarkine Interpretation Centre is housed in the  Athenaeum Hall, a building completed in 1887 when the town was enjoying the economic prosperity provided by the Mt Bischoff tin mine.  The … Continue reading

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The Tarkine. Do you know where you are going?

When mentioning I would like to visit the Tarkine, one friend responded “no-one knows where its boundaries are, so where are you going”. All I knew was that the Tarkine was somewhere in the north western quarter of Tasmania and … Continue reading

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