The Mine Shaft near New Pelion Hut

Recently a little piece of unexplained history solved itself.  Decades ago, I saw a fern-shrouded water-filled hole in the bank of Douglas Creek near New Pelion Hut.  It was full of small branches and leaf litter. However, boards around its square sides showed that it was not natural.  It intrigued me and I wanted to … Read moreThe Mine Shaft near New Pelion Hut

Eddie and the water wheel

Another Barn Bluff Copper mystery Eddie I’ve been lucky enough to know Eddie Firth for years.  He is a great walking companion; extremely experienced, easy to get along with and an infectious enthusiasm for the history of Tasmania’s high country.  In many ways he is part of this history.  Many would know him from his … Read moreEddie and the water wheel

Sloanes Bridge on the Forth River

You’d think it would be hard to lose a bridge across a major river like the Forth. Sloane’s bridge was substantial, 35 metres long and with 200 metres of formed approaches. But it disappeared a long time ago. Sloane’s bridge was built in May 1902 as part of a track from Gads Hill near Liena … Read moreSloanes Bridge on the Forth River