Hobart's old newspapers are a wealth of curious stories which, told in the ornate style of the time, bring the past to life.
The Marquess, the Pirates, Gemstones, William the Conqueror … and two Cromwells.
The stories of the Buckland church windows.
Mt Field III: The Pathmakers
We are able to enjoy Mt Field NP because of the hard work of others.
Mt Field II: “A bold individuality of picturesqueness”
The first visitors to Mt Field National Park were much like us. Maybe they were tougher. And they used words ... differently.
The Huts of Mt Wellington
In the nineteenth century, people started building small huts on the mountain’s lower slopes.
The Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania
Behind Tasmania's stone walls, bright things are happening.
Derby’s Dramatic History
In a few days the tranquil town of Derby will be inundated by thousands of mountain bike enthusiasts for Round 2 of the 2017 Enduro World Series. It won’t be the first time Derby’s peace has been shattered. In 1929 the town was almost obliterated. A History Worth Exploring Derby was settled... Continue Reading →
“One of the wildest peaks on the globe”
Climbing Federation Peak involves a near vertical climb above a six hundred metre vertical drop.
Energy from Water
The Tasmanian Hydro has been supplying clean energy for over 100 years. But Lake Pedder was lost forever.
As Ancient as the World: the French at Recherche Bay
In 1792 a French expedition landed at Recherche Bay. They collected plant specimens, made scientific observations, surveyed the coast ... and planted a garden.