Tasmania



click here for Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Part of the Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area, Cradle Mountain is an iconic national park.




click here for "Freycinet Peninsula, Hobart"

Photos from around Freycinet Peninsula, one of Tasmania's favourite national parks, Hobart and Kingston.





click here for "Bruny Island" photos


Truganini is reputed to be the last living Tasmanian Aborigine.  I found this memorial to her on the isthmus of Bruny Island, the place of her birth.  Although there was some conflict between the Aborigines and whites it was disease, perhaps exacerbated by disposession that took the greatest toll.  I was in Tasmania to research an article on the sinking of the convict ship George III, and became interested in the French explorer Bruny D'Entrecasteaux who mapped and named many locations in this area south of Hobart.  Many explorers including Captain Bligh called into Bruny Island.  Photos include a fine colonial church in Battery Point, Southport, the historic town of Richmond, and Hobart by night

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Copyright (c) David R. Griffiths 2006