Tasmania

Eagle Hawk Neck

September 3, 2006

In colonial times, fierce guard dogs were tethered in a line across the width of Eaglehawk Neck and soldiers patrolled the line to ensure no prisoners escaped from the notorious Port Arthur penal settlement. Today Eaglehawk Neck is a quiet fishing village on the narrow isthmus between the Tasman Peninsula and the Forestier Peninsula. More […]

Salamanca Market

September 1, 2006

Hobart’s saturday Salamanca Market is one of the nation’s brightest and busiest. Lemongrass and LPs, sandstone sculpture and salmon, buskers and baked spuds – you’ll find them all at Salamanca. More pics [here](http://www.jonathanmao.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=7423)

Port Arthur

August 31, 2006

The Port Arthur penal settlement began life as a small timber station in 1830. Originally designed as a replacement for the recently closed timber camp at Birches Bay, Port Arthur quickly grew in importance within the penal system of the colonies. The initial decade of settlement saw a penal station hacked from the bush, and […]

Tessellated Pavement

August 30, 2006

Another photo from Tasmania. The Tessellated Pavement at Eagle Hawk Neck. > The Tessellated Pave is an inter-tidal platform where an unusual set of geological circumstances has resulted in a rare landform. Around 265 million years ago, a depression in the Earth’s surface was located in central-western Tasmania. Muddy sediments built up, sea ice or […]