#backinthe80s

Sun shining in the Tasmanian bush shot on Hasselblad 500cm by Jade Austen

Ever since I can remember I’ve loved being out in the bush. It was our backyard in Reedy Marsh when I was younger. I remember finding fallen trees full of dried bush honeycomb and my brother and I pretending we were explorers, discovering our surroundings for the first time. I remember bringing back a sick […]

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PANDANI | Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Pandani with raindrops by Jade Austen Tasmania

The world’s tallest heath plant, Pandani (Richea pandanifolia) is endemic to Tasmania and can grow up to 12 metres in height. I always love coming across these guys, for when you see them you know you’re in a pretty special place. Cradle Mountain | Kodak ColorPlus | Nikon F2 | Dev/scan | Ikigai Camera.

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THE DOCTOR’S ROOM

Doctors Room in The Barracks Willow Court New Norfolk. Jade Austen Portra 160 film.

Willow Court has been known by many names; Invalid Barracks, Colonial Hospital, Madhouse New Norfolk, Her Majesty’s Lunatic Asylum, Mental Diseases Hospital, Lachlan Park and Royal Derwent Hospital. Thankfully attitudes towards mental health have changed a bit over the years! The complex opened in 1827, 3 years before Port Arthur, making it the oldest asylum […]

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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 to stay put, but I wasn’t going to give up the rare opportunity to see the sun […]

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AFTER RAIN

Morning sunlight on myrtles after rain | Portra 160

Snow was forecast on this late winter day so we decided to keep the kids home from school and spend a night in Hills Hut up on Parsons Track. Overnight the snow fell as rain where we were and it was loud on the thin tin roof. I woke every hour or so to put […]

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UP

Japanese Heartnut and spring sky on Portra 400 film

Took a visit to the Tasmanian Arboretum in Eugenana the other day. Saw part of the collection of 4,800 living trees from seven geographic locations around the world. It was a beautiful day weather wise and I spent a good part of my time head to the ground watching for snakes. I happened to look […]

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THE LIGHT

Backlit grasses at opossum bay on Portra 400 film

Gentle in the morning. Cloaking the table succulents. And the kids as they read their breakfast books. The Light. Abrasive. . . . Then it turns yellow. Then pink. Afternoon spheres, dancing. A light that makes things dark. Mission for 2021…take notice of the light. Portra 400 | Dev/scan | Ikigai Camera.

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CURIOS

Antiques emporium Devonport Tasmania on portra 400 film and Hasselblad.

I love stopping here on my way into Devonport and wading through the 5 floors of secondhand goodness. Each room crawls with trinkets and curiosities from another time. Aisles are lined with cardboard suitcases, leather bound books, wirelesses and floral crockery and rooms are filled with ancient cameras and super 8 video recorders, vinyl, cassettes […]

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COPPER COVE

Tide coming in at Copper Cove, taken on Kodak Ektar

Milk maids. Big-head rabbit-tobacco. Pink lady fingers. Twining fringe-lily. Scented paperbark. Love creeper. Pig face. Leopard orchid… …these are some of the plants we encountered on this day, on our walk over Little Badger Head to Copper Cove. Copper Cove | Narawntapu | Kodak Ektar 100

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