The appearance of Europeans in the Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania is very recent. They came to stay in this ancient land just over two hundred years ago. Some were driven by scientific enquiry and the desire to explore ‘new’ worlds. Some were empire builders seeking control of the seas. Others came as ‘refuse’ from the streets of England, as entrepreneurs seeking wealth and status, and as ordinary people escaping poverty and famine.
These migrants discovered, built, killed, destroyed, created, mined, divided, bought and sold. They changed the landscape enough to make them feel at home and also learned to accept and adapt – and they grew to love this place.
Through Outcast Eyes is a journal with a companion CD that takes you on a journey in the Tamar Valley of Northern Tasmania. You are invited to explore the landscape, places of interest, history and people of this special place through the eyes of those who became outcasts through both force and choice.
Tamar Montage - a sample of the audio companion
1804 European Perspectives - with Professor Henry reynolds [Rated G]
Through Outcast Eyes can be purchased from most Tourism Information Centres, National Trust Estates, public museums and good bookshops in Tasmania.
View of the Tamar River and part of the Asbestos Hills, Van Diemen's Land by Joseph Lycett, published in 1825 Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office