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Western explorer

From cattle drives down the coast to railway tracks through the wilderness, the quest for mineral wealth has shaped the pattern and pace of development across the north-west of Tasmania more than any other enterprise in its post-colonial history.

Story + Photos Cormac Hanrahan

Far from the tourist hubs on the east coast, yet still accessible by two-wheel drive, the Western Explorer enables access to one of the most spectacular secrets hiding in plain sight. To journey through the Tarkine is to gain access to a past both recent and ancient. Between the Arthur and Pieman rivers lies a landscape of majestic beauty that has kept a timeless watch over humanity’s attempts to live, profit and conquer in this little corner of an island near the bottom of the world.   

This story excerpt is from Issue #128

Outback Magazine: Dec/Jan 2020

2019-11-20T13:42:20+11:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Stories, Tracks|Tags: |
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