Tag Archives: Tarkine

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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Our first views of the Pieman River

The majority of the climb up Mt Donaldson crosses exposed ground with ankle high vegetation growing beside a stony track that winds around the lower slopes of the mountain. With the openness comes sensational views across thousands of hectares of … Continue reading

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Silica valleys and hills

Not far along the dirt road towards Corinna, the misty fogs disappeared and the landscape appeared. Sensory overload. So much to see and marvel at. From exposed hills and rocky outcrops with highland grasses eventually we travelled into dense forests. … Continue reading

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An Incendiary event you won’t want to miss

An Incendiary event you won’t want to miss. This was the subject line in an important email I received from the Bob Brown Foundation, an organisation which advocates for the preservation of the Tarkine. This week, Tasmania’s super  exciting annual … Continue reading

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What is magnetite and what are its uses?

A geological site provides that “Magnetite is a very common iron oxide (Fe3O4) mineral that is found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is the most commonly mined ore of iron being the mineral with the highest iron content (72.4%). Magnetite … 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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Savage River mine

On Day 2 of our trip to the southern Tarkine, we had seen the effects of the Savage River mine from afar when we topped Whyte Hill for panoramic views.  The slash of white in the far distance, marked by … Continue reading

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