Tasmania

Australian Wooden Boat Festival

A Memorable Day at Hobart’s Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Two things compelled me to return to Tasmania sooner than I’d expected: one, my good friend and photographer Dee Kramer, who told me about the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, and two, of course the festival itself. “It’s only held once every two years Andy and the king of Holland will be attending”… The Australian Wooden …

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the dog line

The Savage Dog Line at Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

“The grey and the grisly, the rough and the smooth, the crop-eared and lop-eared, the gaunt and the grim”. These were the words used by draughtsman and painter Harden Melville (in 1837) to describe Tasmania’s Dog Line, a savage canine demarcation that prevented escape from Australia’s premier convict settlement, Port Arthur. They could almost describe …

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