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Remembering John Terry
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John Terry

Remembering John Terry. There is a tendency to assume that all who came to Tasmania in the early days were unwilling participants – convicts, their ‘keepers’ and the black sheep of the English gentry who, because of some indiscretion, were sent as far away as possible to avoid further embarrassment to their families. But, like

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Black Swans on the River Derwent
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The Black Swan

Black Swans of the Derwent. I don’t know why I thought that the Black Swan of Tasmania was an introduced species. I just did. I had thought of the swan as ‘European’, and had jumped to the assumption that it had been introduced to Tasmania by the European settlers, probably for sport, much as the deer

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Jennifer Kent Director of The Nightingale
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The Nightingale

The Nightingale – Movie 2018. Jennifer Kent – Writer/Director. This week, the cast and crew of the movie The Nightingale (2018), left the Derwent Valley after filming here for more than a month. The movie tells the story of the revenge of a young convict woman in Tasmania, and the director Jennifer Kent said that

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