Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island

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Morton House originally St Johns Hospital in Charles St Launceston


Originally thought to have been built by Alexander Waddle, a freed convict and hotelkeeper in 1832, the two storey Georgian house was subsequently established as St John’s Hospital in 1845. ...
Foggy morning on the Meander River, Deloraine


River emerges from Lake Meander in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area 1300 metres above sea level, before tumbling over the lip of Bastion Bluff as Meander Falls and zig-zagging beneath ...
Shapes and lines on Deloraine building captured on Tmax 400 black & white film by Jade Hallam


Known as The Catching Pen in the mid 80s, a grungy live music venue at the back of the pub, now a health and wellness centre. West Barrack | Deloraine | Kodak Tmax 400
Fagus at Cradle Mountain on black and white Ilford HP5 film.

FAGUS | Cradle Mountain

Also known as Tanglefoot owing to its twisted ground-hugging branches, Deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunnii) is Tasmania’s only deciduous native. People flock to the Tasmanian Highlands during ...
Wild Wood autumn leaves in backlit forest taken on Tmax 400 film by Jade Austen


The Wild Wood is a 14 acre reserve that borders the Meander River in Deloraine and is packed with deciduous species from the northern hemisphere, mostly sycamore and willow. Despite walking the ...
Mist on Meander River in Deloraine. Jade Austen. Tri-X film


The days are shorter and the air is getting colder – we had our first big frost yesterday. I hear the footsteps of winter about to round the corner. Meander River | Deloraine | Tri-X +1
Sunlight on tannen waters of Cascade River taken on Tmax p3200


We took a walk down the Cascade River after it burst through the Mount Paris Dam. We followed a family with small children through the rough cut bush track until we could walk no more. I took ...
Sunrise, Tomahawk Beach on Kodak ColorPlus by Jade Austen.


First light over Cape Portland | 6.40am | Kodak ColorPlus I awoke to Xavier Rudd’s Follow the Sun on my iPhone alarm. It was 5.45am and the earliest I’d woken in a while. My body was telling me ...
Mount Paris Dam, concrete with ferns. Jade Austen. Tmax p3200


Day 4 of our NE Easter trip took us to the disused Mount Paris Dam, which is currently being reclaimed by the lush northeast rainforest. The dam is 250m of fern-fringed concrete reminiscent of an ...