Tales of Tasmania

Tales of Tasmania

Getting work in Tasmania had been easy. They had scoured the papers for suitable jobs and house rentals for ... After settling in, they sounded more Tasmanian than Tasmanians! Their friends back on the mainland were sick of them waxing ...

Author: Mary Helen Farr

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452529271

Category: Fiction

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Tasmania, Australia’s island state, provides visitors and residents alike with spectacular scenery and intriguing history. Set against the backdrop of this unique place, this collection of three novellas offers tales of adventure and family life. In The Siding set in the mid 1940’s, the inhabitants of the small, rural town of Moses must fight to keep their passenger–train service. Meanwhile, the wife of one of the protestors struggles with an unexpected pregnancy whilst a young girl goes missing, sparking a search-and-rescue effort. “Twin Rivers” tells the story of Jessica, a woman raising her son alone in a remote town in south-western Tasmania. The Mayne Hydroelectric dam is on the verge of bursting due to heavy rains. With the help of two Hydro employees, the looming flood disaster is prevented. One of them, Tony, begins to fall for Jessica, but only time will tell if romance will bloom. In “The Cat Woman,” a rash of horrible cat deaths spooks the picturesque town of Northside, with no indication of who is killing the animals or why. An elderly woman copes with heartbreak and injury whilst rescuing abandoned cats to protect them. Her granddaughter joins forces with the local policeman to track down the killer—but there may be love in the air as well as mystery. This collection presents a series of dramatic narratives set in the beautiful countryside of Tasmania.
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The Tasmanian Tales

The Tasmanian Tales

He had a special fondness for these mighty hunters, the apex predators of the African veldt, just as thylacines were the apex predators of Tasmania's wilderness. ... The lions leaped to their feet, snarling and lashing their tails.

Author: Jennifer Scoullar

Publisher: Pilyara Press

ISBN: 9781925827378

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Fortune's Son – The Tasmanian Tales - Book 1 (historical, 1880-1920) Heads you win, tails you die ... Can one man's revenge become his redemption? Young Luke Tyler has everything going for him: brains, looks and a larrikin charm that turns heads. The future appears bright, until he defends his sister from the powerful Sir Henry Abbott. His reward is fifteen years hard labour on a prison farm in Tasmania's remote highlands. Luke escapes, finding sanctuary with local philanthropist, Daniel Campbell, and starting a forbidden love affair with Daniel's daughter, Belle. But when Luke is betrayed, he must flee or be hanged. With all seeming lost, Luke sails to South Africa to start afresh. Yet he remains haunted by the past, and by Belle, the woman he can't forget. When he returns to seek revenge and reclaim his life, his actions will have shattering consequences – for the innocent as well as the guilty. Set against a backdrop of wild Tasmania, Australian Gold and African diamonds, Fortune's Son is an epic story of betrayal, undying love and one man's struggle to triumph over adversity and find his way home. The Lost Valley – The Tasmanian Tales - Book 2 (Historical, 1930-1950) A Tasmanian East Of Eden A sweeping saga of ambition, betrayal and dangerous love. Tasmania, 1929: Ten-year-old-twins, Tom and Harry Abbott, are orphaned by a tragedy that shocks Hobart society. They find sanctuary with their reclusive grandmother, growing up in the remote and rugged Binburra ranges – a place where kind-hearted Tom discovers a love of the wild, Harry nurses a growing resentment towards his brother and where the mountains hold secrets that will transform both their lives. The chaos of World War II divides the brothers, and their passion for two very different women fuels a deadly rivalry. Can Tom and Harry survive to heal their rift? And what will happen when Binburra finally reveals its astonishing secrets? From Tasmania's highlands to the Battle of Britain, and all the way to the golden age of Hollywood, The Lost Valley is a lush family saga about two brothers whose fates are entwined with the land and the women they love. The Memory Tree – The Tasmanian Tales – Book 3 (contemporary) Playing God is a dangerous game When forest protests engulf a tiny Tasmanian timber town, one family's century of secrets threatens to destroy a marriage ‒ and bring down a government. Matt Abbott, head ranger at beautiful Binburra National Park, is a man with something to hide. He confides his secret to nobody, not even his wife Penny. The deception gnaws away at their marriage. Matt's father, timber and mining magnate Fraser Abbott, stands for everything Matt hates. Son disappoints father, father disappoints son – this is their well-worn template. But Fraser seems suddenly determined to repair the rift between them at any cost, and Matt will discover that secrets run in the family. When Sarah, a visiting Californian geneticist, tries to steal Matt's heart, the scene is set for a deadly betrayal. The Memory Tree is a haunting story of family relationships, the unbreakable ties we all have to the past and the redemptive power of love.
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The Pakana Voice Tales of a War Correspondent from Lutruwita Tasmania 1814 1856

The Pakana Voice  Tales of a War Correspondent from Lutruwita  Tasmania  1814   1856

A few days ago a number of them visited Mr. Hobbs'farm at the Blue Hills and shocking to relate barbarously killed two men and a woman in the employ of that Gentleman. COLONIAL TIMES (HOBART, TAS: 1828 - 1857), FRIDAY 28 MAY 1830, ...

Author: Ian Broinowski

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716995514

Category: History

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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT THE POWER OF THE PRESS TO SWAY OPINION. The voice is W.C., a hapless war correspondent, posted to Tasmania to cover the conflict between the Pakana people of Lutruwita and the British, from 1814 to 1856. In old age, comforted by malt and his scruffy dog Bent, W.C. shares his press clippings of graphic accounts of the events that unfolded in the early days of the colony. He reveals his impassioned love for Lowana, a Pakana woman who haunts his dreams forever. W.C.’s perspective on these events is not without its biases. He tries to temper his feelings as he shares with us letters, articles and opinion pieces from his collection. He includes of his own postings, The Pakana Voice, in which he encourages his readers to see what is not being reported in the press. Despite technology little has changed in two centuries of media and its influence over the minds of people, W.C.’s words still ring true: ‘I fear the old adage that we learn from history is indeed a misnomer’.
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Fire in the Tail

Fire in the Tail

Do the Tasmanian devils only live on the Island of Tasmania?" I asked. “Bobby the Tasmanian devil used to live here on the mainland of Australia, but now he is only found in the wild on the Island of Tasmania. Tasmania is also a state ...

Author: Mary Randall

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477158975

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Hang on tight to your lucky baseball cap and get ready for an action packed adventure that will lead you on the journey of a lifetime! Join Bobby and his new pals as they take you to the mystical Queensland outback, the coastal plains, and discover prehistoric mysteries of the Great Barrier Reef. Come face to face with a mythical Aboriginal outback creature called a "Bunyip." Hear the eerie sounds of ghosts of a long ago penal colony calling out to you as you ride your skateboard along the banks of the Brisbane River. Find out what was created after a falling comet struck the northern Queensland outback. Feel your heart pumping in your chest and the hair rising up on the back of your neck as you come up against evil creatures who want to become the great race. Enjoy secrets, magic, suspense, talking "Aussie" animals, and just plain fun as you wind your way along with Bobby and his pals way down under. You too may find yourself wondering just what's going to happen next! "It's so-way-cool!"
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Commercial Fisheries Review

Commercial Fisheries Review

pounds of tails and 1 million pounds of whole lobster , with a total value of $ 1.6 million . ... Exports of Spiny Lobsters by States , 1960 / 61-1963 / 64 New South Wales Victoria Queensland Western Australia Tasmania Total .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112067956364

Category: Fish trade

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Directory of Australian Birds Passerines

Directory of Australian Birds  Passerines

Of seven SAMA males from the Mt Lofty Range with Tasmanian-type tails, moreover, 5 were taken in winter months and one is undated. In the light of such data, we suspect at least a partial winter exodus from Tasmania (cf. Blakers et al.

Author: R Schodde

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643102934

Category: Science

Page: 851

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Recent classifications of Australian birds have been limited to lists of "species" which are inadequate as biodiversity indicators. The Directory of Australian Birds: Passerines fills a huge gap in ornithological knowledge by separating out and listing not only 340 species of song-birds but also the 720 distinct regional forms. Covering about half the national bird fauna, the Directory provides science and the community with baseline information about what bird it is and where it lives in an Australia-wide context. Identity is taken down to the level of distinct regional population. No other compendium on Australian birds does this.
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Biology of the Springtails

Biology of the Springtails

Ireson, J.E. and Greenslade, P. (1990). Lasofinus gen.n. (Collembola: Tomoceridae) from Tasmania and a re-examination of Neophoriella dubia Womersley (Tomoceridae). ... A negative maternal effect in spring- tails. Evolution, 42, 828-34.

Author: Stephen P. Hopkin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191589256

Category: Science

Page: 340

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Springtails are the most numerous and wide-spread insects in terrestrial ecosystems. They are important ecotoxicological test organisms and have been used extensively to indicate the effects of environmental pollutants and different agricultural regimes on biodiversity in soils. This comprehensive work by the co-author of The biology of millipedes is the only single-volume review of the biology of springtails in the English language to appear this century. The book covers classification, behaviour, physiology, evolution, ecology, and ecotoxicology. An extensive reference section with more than 2500 entries is included together with a complete list of all Collembola genera, a list of studies on the effects of chemicals on springtails, and reference to species checklists for most countries of the world.
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Biogeography and Ecology in Tasmania

Biogeography and Ecology in Tasmania

The remaining digits are equiped with claws to assist in climbing while the tail is prehensile and often used for additional support as they move amongst the branches. The pouch is situated posteriorally of its opening.

Author: W.D. Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401023375

Category: Science

Page: 498

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Distribution and Range . . . 142 The Tasmanian Trout Fishery 153 Population Dynamics of Tench 163 Conservation Notes 167 Bibliography . . . . . . . . 168 VII. Littoral Biogeography by A. J. DARTNALL 171 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 The Maugean Marine Province. . . . . . 175 Distribution Patterns of some Tasmanian Marine Animals 178 Conclusions. . . . 190 Acknowledgements 191 Bibliography . . . 191 VIII. The Zoogeography and Evolution of Tasmanian Oligochaeta by B. G. M. JAMIESON. . 195 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 The Australian Region: A World Perspective 198 Earthworms and Continental Drift. . . . . 206 Tasmanian Earthworms - Relationships with the Australian Fauna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Tasmanian Megasco1ecid Species and Aspects of their Evolution . 218 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . 226 IX. Oniscoidea (Terrestrial Isopoda) by ALISON J. A. GREEN . . . . . . . 229 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Ecological Distribution. . . . . . . 229 Comments on Ecological Distribution 235 Geographical Distribution of Species Recorded from T- mania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Geographical Distribution of Genera Recorded from T- mama. . . . . . 239 Acknowledgements 247 Bibliography . . . 247 X. The Amphibia of Tasmania by M. J. LITTLEJOHN and A. A. MARTIN 251 Introduction 251 Taxonomy. 251 Distribution 265 Biology . . 268 Zoogeography . . 272 Evolution . . . . 277 Acknowledgements 282 Bibliography . . . 282 Key 1: Key to Frogs (Adults) . 286 Key 2: Key to Male Mating Calls . 287 Key 3: Key to Eggs. . 288 Key 4: Key to Tadpoles . . . . . 289 XI. Biogeography and Ecology of the Reptiles of Tasmania and the Bass Strait Area by P. A. RAWLINSON. 291 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Cainozoic Climates and Pleistocene Sea Levels. 292 Present Climate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Ecological Requirements of Reptiles. . . . . 299 The Reptile Fauna of Tasmania and the Bass Strait Area - Composition, Ecology and Distribution. . . .
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Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum

Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum

Total length 5.1 inches , culmen 0.45 , wing 2.2 , tail 3 , tarsus 1 . Hab . Tasmania and the islands of Bass's Straits ( Gould ) . South Australia and Victoria ( Ramsay ) . a . Pull . st . b , c . ♂ ad .; d .

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11393860

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