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Western Front: the battle for takayna

| Krissy Moehl

“Exploring varying landscapes generates an energy and connection…that provides the ‘why’ to life for me.” “…these unbalanced running steps through lumping button grass were pounding a connection with the Tarkine into my cells.” “This event and the wild of Tassie tore in to my heart, embedded in my soul…”

Watch the World Demand Action for takayna

| Shannon Bourke

On 27 November 2018, this campaign reached a climax at a community rally on the lawns of Parliament House in Hobart. More than 500 Tasmanians turned out to demand action for    takayna. The rally was also a moment of celebration to thank the 254,246 people from 137 countries who signed    Patagonia’s petition. 

An excerpt from takayna: our people, our land, our history, our culture.

| Sharnie Read

So, I have been asked to write my story, my connection to country and my feelings regarding the country into which I was born, takayna. I’m not much of a writer. I tell stories in my own way and share my culture in ways I hope helps others understand; not just understand me but understand the strong spirit of this country and of my people.

The Way There: Why We Create and Seek Out Trails

| Meaghen Brown

It starts with the focal beam of a headlamp. Sunrise is more than an hour away and it’s pouring rain. Hands tucked into the sleeves of a jacket, and the pace already quick through the sharp Tasmanian buttongrass—trying to stay warm. There is an urgency to understand this threatened place...

Dispatches from the Edge of the World

| Meaghen Brown

The wind at the edge of the world comes in clean and cold. Without any significant landmass to temper its force, it rips across the 40th latitude and slams into the prefab houses that straddle the tiny seaside township of Arthur River where we’re staying. It strains against the windows….

World Heritage Protection for the Tarkine

| Dr. Bob Brown

Nearly two centuries ago, Henry David Thoreau wrote that “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” I first went deep into the forests of northwestern Tasmania in 1973 in an unsuccessful search for the Tasmanian tiger. That wonderful creature is now accepted as extinct, but the Tarkine remains a…