At the end of National Volunteers Week, we wanted to take a moment both to thank our volunteers, and to highlight a new collection that tells stories of volunteering in Tasmania’s historic and wild places. These are the photograph albums of Trauti and David Reynolds, which document their volunteer and conservation work around Tasmania over many years. Thanks to their generous donation, these albums are now digitized and available to everyone.
Almost a century ago, two Tasmanian women wrote and produced a lost classic of Australian cinema.
The novelist Marie Bjelke Petersen and the silent film actress Louise Lovely worked together on Jewelled Nights, which was shot on location in Tasmania’s Western Wilderness in 1924. To mark International Women’s Day, the Reading Room on the second floor of the Hobart LINC has a display featuring their amazing story.
A stop at The Steppes was once essential for every traveller in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. On our list of recently digitised materials is a sketchbook of birds and plants by Marjorie (Madge) Wilson, who was the last resident of the house at The Steppes.
Starting as just a small cabin in the bush, the Wilson family transformed their home into a way-station for travelers and a hub for the highlands community.
Browse photographs, letters and diaries from some wilderness pioneers.