Posts tagged Tasmania
The Blundstone Big Log Project (Pt III)

From the felling of the tree to the arrival of the Bullock Team in Hobart, the Blundstone Big Log Project had proved a huge success. It had captured the attention of young and old and transported them back to the years of their forefathers. But it wasn't over yet!

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The Blundstone Big Log Project (Pt I)

In the quiet of early morning, in a mist shrouded field, a crowd began to assemble. It was a motley crew, to find. Two had cameras draped around their necks, two others had axes in hand and a vicious looking saw. Then came a team of bullocks, a video team and a quietly spoken drover. During a cup of tea and a brief chat, others arrived. Greetings exchanged, but it was a wonder what this mob was here to do.

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What a Review to Ketch!

In gentle winds five sailing vessels, with a collective age of over 400 years, collected in the Derwent River, Tasmania. Crews quietly readied sails and sheets and their craft took the strain. A tack or two, to reach an upwind mark was all it took and then it got serious. 

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When you think it is all over

The sky was inky black and filled with stars when I left home. Not a cloud in sight. Not for long. It was OK. They would add to the atmosphere. It began to rain. Perhaps it would blow over. 

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Tarkine, World Heritage Area, Tasmania

In the far north west of Tasmania is a 370,000 hectare, region known as the Tarkine, after the Aboriginal people who first populated it. For many, even in Tasmania, it is thought to be all rain forest. In fact it is much more.

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New Year Fireworks herald 2014 celebrations

Like major cities around the world, Hobart, saw in the new year celebrations with a magnificent firework display. Beneath the crackles, bangs, sparks and majestic colours crowds of thousands gathered round the docks

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Living History at Tall Ships Festival, Hobart

This week saw the arrival of a fleet of Tall Ships to Hobart, Tasmania, en route to the Centennial Feet Review, in Sydney, in a fortnight's time. Their arrival brought the crowds in droves and not even temperamental weather could keep them away.

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Vintage Vehicle racing at Baskerville

Over the weekend of Oct 5th and 6th Vintage Car and Bike owners raced their vehicles at Baskerville Raceway, Old Beach Tasmania. Despite horrendous winds, crowds gathered in spectacular numbers and supported these great veterans, throughout the weekend. 

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Wild Beauty of Bruny Island

Bruny Island, is as close to the most southern point of Australia, as you can get, without stepping onto the Antarctic. Almost two islands but for a narrow strip of land known as The Neck, North and South Bruny are unique habitats. Much of South Bruny is Heritage listed or National Park and home to the only wild, White Wallabies on the planet.

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