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Category: Issue Twelve | Tasmanian Geographic

Issue Twelve

Another fantastic four articles for you in Issue Twelve:

It’s generally not a good idea to jump off of mountain cliffs, but for some people its a way to experience the wilderness. Join Chris Sharples on another visit to Frenchmans Cap- this time to parachute jump from the summit.

Shutterbug Walkabouts shares another beautiful photo essay with us, this time focusing on the fine details of the Tasmanian coastline. From seashells to mountaintops, it’s a fine photo gallery.

The prolific and eminent historian Reg Watson tells us the globe-spanning story of politics and nationhood of Thomas O’ Meagher. This advocate for Irish independence was sentenced to death, but transported to Van Dieman’s Land. His story ends on a riverboat on the Missouri River- if you’d like to know how he escaped, you’ll have to read the story!

And Clementine Hauguenois, a painter and treeclimbing instructor from France, shares some of her watercolour images of the East Coast. Bright and vivid, these images have a palette that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

Happy Trails!

— The Editor

TG #12

In Issue Twelve: An Early Tasmanian BASE Jump + The Irish Exiles: Thomas Francis O’ Meagher + A Watercolour Journey on the East Coast + On the Seashore – Part 1


A Watercolour Journey on the East Coast

A handful of paintings shows the East Coast in a vibrant splash of watercolours

Clementine Hauguenois

The Irish Exiles: Thomas Francis O’ Meagher

How did an Irish Revolutionary escape Van Dieman’s Land to become the Governor of Montana?

Reg Watson

On the Seashore – Part 1

With an eye for detail, Shutterbug Walkabouts take us for a visual tour of the seaside

Roy Vieth

An Early Tasmanian BASE Jump

The first Tasmanian to BASE parachute jump off one of our most famous mountains recalls the steps leading to the edge

Chris Sharples