In the 1980s, the Franklin River become synonymous with Australia’s largest conservation movement of the time, the movement battled to block Hydro Tasmania’s proposed hydro-electric power plan, from building on the Franklin.
The campaign to save the Franklin River, clearly lost on political grounds, shifted emphasis, with the organisation of what was to be one of the largest acts of mass civil disobedience seen in Australia. Protesters chained themselves to gates at the HEC compound in Strahan and formed blockades in rubber duckies at Warners Landing. As boat load after boat load were arrested, new waves of protesters came to take their place. The campaign continued throughout the summer of 1982-3 and resulted in the arrest of 1272 persons.
The name of the river itself represents the environment movement that was historic in Australia.
Franklin River is one of the wild river to be found in the Wild Rivers National Park in Tasmania that can be enjoyed at Donaghys Hill. These photos are part of Tasmania Adventure Photo Collection June 2013.
Name Of The Place (Post#27) : Murchison Bridge and Lake Rosebery
While our tour guide was driving around Tasmania, at early in the morning we saw Lake Rosebery, before crossing Murchison Bridge, a scenic place while we were on our way to Montezuma Falls during our second day tour in the island. The photo is part of Tasmania Adventure Photo Collection June 2013.
We just passed by the small town named Queenstown which was once the world’s richest mining town. One of my souvenir photo while we were here for few minutes was a snapshot of its historical post office which opened in 1896. The photo is part of Tasmania Adventure Photo Collection June 2013.
During the first day tour in Tasmania, while we were exploring Mount Field National Park, we found a Tasmanian Pademelon, one of the species of pademelon or marsupials that are solitary and nocturnal. That is the reason why they commonly found in thick vegetation and forests. They are like wallaby and kangaroos, the difference are Tasmanian Pademelon are stocky animals with relatively has short tails and legs to support them in dense vegetation. These photos are part of Tasmania Adventure Photo Collection June 2013.
View At My Window (Post#23) : Strahan – Risby Cove
When I got a chance for 3 days adventure in Tasmania, next biggest island to the mainland of Australia, I had opportunity to experience the island. Part of the itinerary is to stop over for a while in Strahan, a small town located near the cove. For me after seeing the harbour from upper area, I had a glimpse how beautiful the places is. For me it is a perfect place for a rest house used for a getaway from busy life in the city. Photo captured during my adventure in Tasmania last June 2013.