Pillinger, Tasmania

Pillinger, Tasmania – Forgotten Towns

It was a drizzly morning when myself and four mates drove past Lake Burbury, up a mountain and deeper into the unforgiving country of western Tasmania. Arriving at a 120-year-old bridge in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, we parked and followed a moss-strewn railway line by a chocolate-covered river. After about seven kilometres we …

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Coal Mines Historic site

Underground Tasmania – Coal Mines Historic Site

“Having had full evidence of the deeds of darkness perpetrated in the mines, I contemplated the naked figures, faintly perceptible in the gloom, with feelings of horror” ~ Reverend Henry Phibbs Fry, 1847. Once upon a time, coal was shipped to Tasmania from the Australian mainland at great expense. So when in 1833 surveyors discovered …

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