Issue Eighteen

What's news?

Since the last issue, we've headed into Tasmania's convict and judicial past and into the gaol cell in the Campbell Street Penitentiary to record an immersive photo sphere. Look up, look look down, look around, and let your imagine go to work.

In this issue we'd like to introduce the works of Irene Schaffer, a freelance historian of great enthusiasm and scope. She's been published and self-published extensively for several decades and has graciously begun collaborating with Tasmanian Geographic to share some of this work with you. We reckon you'll enjoy learning about one of Tassie's most important boats- the Lady Nelson.

We're exceptionally delighted to bring a formal geography element to Tasmanian Geographic: we've started working with a small public domain portable atlas to generate a series of simple challenges.

It's a great excuse for us here to have a good look at maps of faraway places, and a great opportunity for you to take five to answer the challenge questions. You'll be glad you did.

And, we also are glad to connect with Sam Wilkinson, and join him for a midwinter climb of Tassie's southern quartzite peaks- the Sentinels- to catch a magical sunrise on black and white photograph film.

As always, we rely on YOU to help us spread the word about these wonderful stories.

All the best!

– The Editor
Early May 2014

TG #18

In Issue Eighteen:The Sentinels at Dawn + Campbell St Gaol Cell + The Lady Nelson + Southern Africa


A History of the Lady Nelson

“It was said that Macquarie thought her the safest ship they had ever sailed on…”

Irene Schaffer

Sphere: The Cambell Street Penitentiary – In The Cell

What would it be like to await trial In one of Australia’s most important convict heritage sites?

Penitentiary Chapel

Five Questions – Southern Africa

Five easy questions….but do you know the answers?

Special Arrangement

The Sentinels at Dawn

Mid-August, six AM , it’s minus one degrees Centigrade and my fingers are not working.

Sam Wilkinson