Tasmanian Fire Update

2015 was the hottest year in recorded history and Tasmania, unfortunately, has been hit hard by this extreme weather. Up to 50 wildfires have burned statewide, most in alpine and inaccessible areas. This had left the west coast including the Gordon River National park, central plateau and world heritage areas of the south affected badly. Approximately 40,000 hectares of heritage listed land has burned and put rare species of flora and fauna at risk of destruction. Thankfully no lives have been lost nor property, however, the damage to this unique ecosystem has been extensive and thorough. Fires close to populations centres have been put under control as weather conditions aided these areas. Glimpses of the charred and blackened landscapes Tasmania is so famous for having lush and green shows just how big a threat these fires pose.

 

Tyler Martin

The History of Rooke Street

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The Bass Straight Maritime Museum is holding a guided tour down memory lane; Rooke Street Devonport to be exact. On the 20th of February, at 2:00pm they will take a group through the mall, highlighting and showcasing the old architecture and historical significance of Devonport’s buildings. Attendance is granted in lieu of a gold coin donation and the adventure starts at the corner of Stewart and Rooke Street. Anyone who is interested in the history of Devonport or has a story to share are welcome to come along and enjoy this fascinating slice of Tasmanian history.

For further information contact the Bass Straight Maritime Museum on

03 6424 7100

http://bassstraitmaritimecentre.com.au/

 

Tyler Martin

Portal

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Portal is a photographic art exhibition currently running through the Devonport Regional Art Gallery. It features 78 photos captured on January 2, 2016, by those living and visiting the north-west coast. Submissions have ranged in subject and time to build an intimate insight into life in Tasmania. This exploratory project is a celebration of our community’s identities and experiences.

Portal is a collective experience highlighting Tasmania’s unique land, and people through a microcosm of photographs.

For more information visit:

http://www.devonportgallery.com/index02.php?id=127

 

– Tyler Martin