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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. 190 more words


North-west Tasmania - coastal landscapes

The weather was forecast earlier this week to be overcast and rainy, but it came good with enough wind to let the sun shine through. Here are some landscape highlights from coastal scenes to a mid-afternoon walk around the top of an old volcanic plug. 91 more words


Days 18, 19 & 20 in Tassie

1st December, 2017.

Our two nights at Arthur River were over and we set off to find a campsite along the “Tarkine Drive” where we could leave the van and complete the circuit in our vehicle. 598 more words

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Days 16 & 17 in Tassie

29th November, 2017.

The weather forecast for late in the week was not looking promising but Thursday seemed a possibility for us to do an Arthur River cruise which was highly recommended so the decision was made to drive directly to Arthur River from Ulverstone. 861 more words

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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 Land Corporation the Bob Brown Foundation, and the Tasmania Land Conservancy according to an… 229 more words


Federal government has sanctioned more access to the Tarkine

The Bob Brown Foundation has released a number of statements including the following:

When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signed a new Regional Forest Agreement with Tasmanian Premier Hodgman in August, it was a death sentence for forests protected in reserves for decades… 287 more words