Europeans have also left their testament to the mountain on the slopes of this beautiful natural wonder, like with the plaque remembering the death of George Radford in 1903. Allegedly, the colony’s former photographer, John Watt Beattie advised against the race on that day due to bad weather. There are also huts and cabins dotted around the mountain that were built by locals who ventured up the mountain using them as a retreat or shack.
The mountain is a hub for communications, being the site for most of our radio and TV transmissions, used by amateur radio, commercial and emergency services. I also once crewed on a film that was shot on the mountain.
oldest barracks still operating in Australia. Another added bonus of my workplace is that my office looks out on the mountain. It is also only 100 m from where I was born. I once read there is some sort of stress in human beings that is related to the distance they live from the place they were born. Apparently for some people living on the other side of the world to their birth place can
be stressful. I figure I will never suffer from this.
|The other famous man to be born at the Battery Point based Queen Alexandra Hospital|
3. Being five minutes from the beaches: Kingston and Blackmans Bay and not far from Hinsby (Taroona). As much as the mountain means to me, so does the beach. I didn’t realise how much I missed it until I moved back to a beach suburb after a stint in the country.
|Connor taking the mark of the century.|
5. The bush. Where else in Australia can you be 15 minutes from a capital city and yet right in the bush?
now rebooting the studio into an online digital collection of Tasmania’s old historic photographs.