Photographs of Tasmania

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    Lake Augusta or Bust

    This is the third time my friend Viv and I have taken a few days in the Central Highlands, the high country in Tasmania. It must be at least three years since our last trip. This is Viv’s heart country. Her earliest memories are backgrounded by this sub- alpine landscape.  From the age of three, she lived with her late parents at Bronte Park, a Hydro village, and later at Poatina.  Her Dad was a bobby in Lancashire county, Northern England, before the family moved to Tasmania; it must have taken some adjustment, this sparse, cold place and living in an isolated village populated by mainly post war, immigrant dam…

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    The Cygnet Folk Festival 2023 mantra is Back in Full Swing. After such a rich day, I’m feeling it.  Professional comedian Jenny Wynter had a Masterclass, Freeing the Funny from 11 – 3.30 today, so I bit the bullet and joined up, having become very interested in improv, after Cameron and Sonja Hindrum’s Literary Lounge at Junction Art Festival in Launceston.  This day has been the most positive experience and culminated in a live performance in front of a great audience at the Carmel Hall in the centre of Cygnet proper. Oh man, it stretched you, alternating nerve wracking and exciting, with the tight supportive bunch we became. Everyone had…