The first Australian-born western artist of note.
Escape from Port Arthur Part IV
After three months in an open boat, the place the escapees are finally apprehended is astonishing. And mystery surrounds their various fates.
Escape from Port Arthur Part III
This continues from Part II Eaglehawk Neck Finally, six weeks after the Southport attack, on 26th March, a Telegraphic Message was received from Port Arthur that Signals had been received from Eaglehawk Neck. A boat had been sighted, heading for Maria Island. George King was convinced it was the escapees’ boat but had no vessel... Continue Reading →
Escape from Port Arthur Part II
The escapees head westwards, pursued by Government Schooner "Eliza". They encounter ship builders at Port Davey.
Escape from Port Arthur Part I
In 1839, in the very early days of the penal settlement at Port Arthur, eight men contrived an escape. It led to an almost inconceivable journey.
“Poynduk”: the Extravagant, Impossible (and Understandable) Dreams of Critchley Parker
Many are bewildered by Critchley's tragic adventure. But when you consider his circumstances, his wild Romantic ambition is easier to understand.
Mt Field IV: A Flawless Morning in 1934
The Hobart Walking Club carried 40 lb packs to Lake Fenton and went on to the Tarn Shelf.
Inside the Forbidden Gate
Dilapidated buildings and haunted atmosphere — the old Hobart Gaol and Penitentiary Chapel site.
Treasure Under the Floorboards
Because of a generous gift and a decaying floor, a wonderful discovery is made.
A Momentous and Historic Event … with Ham for Dinner
In Knowood's diary, buried among reports of weather and hunting and ham, there is something dramatic and historically significant. Can you see it?