Since the '80s, Tasmanian photographer Ricky Maynard has forced people to look at a problem that is often ignored in Australia — the mistreatment of Aboriginal people. Dissatisfied with the "historical amnesia" Australians often had when it came to recording indigenous history, Maynard took his passion for photography and his experience of being a young Aboriginal man, and began to tell stories.
The Tamar Valley is a wine producing area in Northern Tasmania. Increasingly noted for its fine cool climate wines (reds, whites and sparkling), this is an area to set aside time to explore, to taste, to dine, to wander. Autumn colours make the visuals extra special - however any time of year is a great time for vineyard visiting.
Cockle Creek is a tiny settlement in Tasmania, the farthest point south one can drive in Australia. The region provided an important port of call for ships transporting convicts to the Sarah Island Penal Colony in Macquarie Harbour on the West coast of Tasmania from 1822 to 1834, when sealers, whalers and loggers visited the area and settled to extract Huon Pine, or conduct bay whaling in Recherche Bay. During the 1830s there were 4 whaling stations at Cockle Creek.
Brickendon Farm, Tasmania, Australia part of the Australian Convicts Unesco designation - harks back to a time in world history when convicts were used to provide labour to Australian settlers in exchange for food and clothing.