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 →
“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.
Mt Field III: The Pathmakers
We are able to enjoy Mt Field NP because of the hard work of others.
Ode to My Mad Friend
A heath plant that has lost the plot.
Mt Field I: At Our Back Door, and Worlds Away
A wide diversity of plant communities ... and an elusive bird.
Kayaking the Southern Edge Part III
Rounding two of the most dramatic capes in the Southern Ocean. Unfavourable conditions force a difficult decision.
Kayaking the Southern Edge Part II
Paddling in 3 metre swell with nowhere to land for 46 kms, and, along the way, some unexpected challenges.
Kayaking the Southern Edge Part I
Taking six SeaBear kayaks home for repairs ... the hard way.
The Huts of Mt Wellington
In the nineteenth century, people started building small huts on the mountain’s lower slopes.