Issue Seventeen

Hello again, it’s been a while!
It’s been an eventful few days for Tasmanian Geographic. After some technical hiccups (too tedious to explain in any detail, and too frustrating to remember), we were forced to rejig the website layout almost from scratch.
The last 72 hours have been a good time to trim up the look and feel of, and it’s now looking better than I ever imagined it could. It will look sharp on your mobile phone and your desktop computer, and is much more efficient in terms of all of the extra tools and code required to make it work. So, please do take a look and let us know what you think!
We’ve lined up four great articles for you this time around.
In no particular order:
Helen Webberley brings us another historical piece on Tasmania, this time telling the unique and tragic story of Critchley Parker. He proposed a homeland for the persecuted Jews of Europe in the wettest, most remote corner of Tasmania; it never came to pass but is an inspiring tale nonetheless.
Angus Munro shares his scenes from Pacific Coast ramblings. His sea-dragon photo is a stunner, and one of my personal favourites.
Returning to the mountains, Warwick Sprawson teaches us about how to deal with the curious and hungry bush fauna, and in his first article for Tasmanian Geographic, the Kiwi Paul Monigatti presents a travel memoir and GoPro footage from a recent rock climbing expedition.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed compiling it. Do give us your feedback on the new website layout, and don’t forget to tell a friend!
All the best,
The Editor

TG #17

In Issue Seventeen: A Southwestern Homeland + Rock Climbs + Pacific Coast Photos + Food Raiders


A Homeland in the Southwest

Where can you go when the world turns against you? Critchley Parker had an idea- the farthest corner of the farthest island..

Helen Webberley

Climbing Adventures in Tasmania

What’s it feel like to clamber on some of the finest cliffs in Australia? Join the adventure with a helmet-camera and get a sense of the vertigo, patience, and challenge in rock climbing…

Paul Monigatti

On the Pacific Coastline

There’s a stunning view to be had towards the rising sun from the Pacific Coast of Tasmania

Angus Munro

Food Raiders of the Overland Track

Thought for food: How to protect your food from animal raiders?

Warwick Sprawson