Hobart: Gateway to southern lands

Jan 7th, 2022 | Dr Estelle Lazer

As we proceeded down the river Hobart looked its best, with the glancing sails of pleasure craft skimming near the foreshores and backed by the sombre mass of Mount Wellington ……Behind lay a sparkling sea-scape and the Tasmanian littoral; before, the blue southern ocean heaving with an ominous swell. Douglas...

Bruny Island: a beautiful destination with a dark past

Oct 27th, 2021 | Dr Estelle Lazer

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this blog article contains the name and image of a deceased person. Bruny Island has always been spectacular.  Before European colonisation, it was home to the Nueonne clan who knew the island as Lunawanna Alonnah. The island was rich in...

Lake Mungo & the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area

May 28th, 2020 | Dr Chris Carter

Lake Mungo and the Willandra Lakes Region are home to some of Australia’s oldest cultural artefacts. Although “Mungo Man” and “Mungo Lady” are the most famous, they are but two among many of discoveries that give us insight into the deep history of Indigenous Australia and the way the land...

Meeting Tenzing Norgay

Apr 16th, 2020 | Judy Tenzing

I was a working-class child from one of the less salubrious parts of Sydney. We didn’t have many holidays, as I recall, but sometimes we would go up to the Blue Mountains and rent an old house in Blackheath for the winter vacation. I loved the cold and the brooding,...

The Flinders Ranges: Ancient Land to the Heysen Trail

Mar 5th, 2020 | Dr Chris Carter

The undeniable rugged beauty of the Flinders Ranges attracts visitors for a myriad of reasons. In this article, Dr Chris Carter explores the marvels of the Flinders, from its unique geology and evidence of the earliest life on earth, to 49,000 years of indigenous settlement, and the difficulties this arid...


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