Category Archives: Discoveries

Notes, thoughts, observations and things we have heard or found

Jun
20
2011

We thought we had misread the headline to the article. This is a ‘ruin site’ – a place where history emerges from what was built in the past, and yet the ‘Henry Hunter Triennial Prize for Architecture’ was awarded on … Continue reading

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May
30
2011

The Sydney Morning Herald’s weekend Traveller magazine of 28 May has captured the essence (and more) of a revolution happening in Hobart’s art and food scene. Quoting the introduction – we would have to agree … Hobart’s urban renewal is … Continue reading

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Apr
15
2011

The 20th Targa Tasmania is now over but the event has left behind great footage of what it is like to be in the cockpit sharing the inner workings and the close partnership between navigator and driver. Pay some attention … Continue reading

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Apr
14
2011

With Tasmania taking a mighty soaking over the past few days … in Hobart the heaviest overnight deluge in 50 odd years, and the East Coast region once again thrown nature’s fury, we got to think about the creatures living … Continue reading

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Apr
12
2011

Did you catch the quite excellent Tasmanian feature in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend (weekend) newspaper insert? We had an 8-page wrap-around describing one of the most breathtaking places on earth. Contributing travel writers, well known Tasmanian Bob Brown, … Continue reading

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Apr
11
2011

More than 9000 hectares have been added to Tasmania’s reserve system to increase the representation of coastal heathland, wetlands and coastal scrub habitats along Tasmania’s north coast and on the Bass Strait islands. Significant areas of threatened blue gum forest … Continue reading

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Apr
07
2011

Local regional marketing group – the Cradle Coast Authority, has launched another new site to provide a distintct identity for this Tasmanian area. Following on from yesterday’s new site (Western Wilderness), this completes the establishment of two strong and regionally … Continue reading

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Apr
06
2011

A new site to help you discover all the details, all the stories, and in depth information about Tasmania’s Western Wilderness has been launched by the local regional marketing group – the Cradle Coast Authority. From Corinna to Mole Creek, … Continue reading

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Apr
05
2011

A feature on Flinders Island made up a good chunk of the travel pages of last week’s  Sunday Tasmanian newspaper. We were particularly taken with this passage [see below] about a boat builder, a tip on how to avoid the … Continue reading

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Apr
03
2011

William Gould was transported to Tasmania in 1827 for stealing a coat, and then spent his sentence on the utterly treacherous Sarah Island Convict Settlement. Whilst there, and with encouragement from the medical officer, he embarked upon recording in a … Continue reading

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