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Five Radio Documentary tours of Australian national parks. The lake tends to live in the shadow of its more famous neighbour, Cradle Mountain National Park, but it has many ificant features in its own right. Filling a valley carved out by ice during several glaciations over the last two million years, Lake St Clair is the deepest lake in Australia and the headwaters of the Derwent River. It is ringed by some remarkable mountain peaks which are covered in snow for much of the year. It is also the end point or the start for those bushwalkers tackling the Overland Track which runs between Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain, the track much beloved by bushwalkers from all over Australia and the world.

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Ken Nichols, formerly with the Hydro Electric Commission. When I first started, you had to carry everything, you know, including all your looling, ten days worth of food and your tent, first aid kit.

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They had a sub-station at the back and, as they wanted to do any work, instead of transporting them to Tarraleah, they used to bring them in through the back and work on them in there. They get themselves into trouble very quickly. One staff member actually had a situation where he was woken up in the middle of the night by his car horn sounding constantly. Annual extremely fun event for the girls to do some early Christmas shopping and celebrate with friends.

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Jane Stapleton: You were basically repairing the track or putting in boardwalks? With only words left in the Tasmanian Aboriginal languages, she had some difficulty deciding on a name for it.

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The reason Frankland was entranced by this was because of his classical education and also because in Europe at the time there was this sense of wonder at what was called the sublime about mountains and water. You have these, particularly the crescent honeyeaters, which are so strident. The spines are in fact much the same. New Baltimore shops open up with many specials, snacks.

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Mostly just using local materials. They come here in their little cotton shorts. Let me just give you a sense of his impressions. More stories from him later. Another delightful set of animals that people most strongly associate those sorts of places with are pygmy possums. Clair is But some people instead of Feb 1, Jan 28, — was caught on camera of a women in the frigid cold waters of Lake St.

Jane Stapleton: And you were with the Hydro?

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The spines are in fact much the same. We decided that the project should be about the nine language areas in the State, traditional language areas. Look a lot of the grasses we use - like the button grass is a beautiful grass as well. You had to be really super-careful. It was all about the traditional nine language clans.

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So that was quite amazing. To be able to wander around and collect the fibres within that area, we were able to sit outside while we were doing that, and lots of visitors came and saw us, so we worked outside the studio plus inside the studio once it got colder. Ken Nichols: Yes, I came here in and I finished in - 20 years. Some of the migrants have just arrived, so the place suddenly bursts into life with birds. Ken Nichols: The European wasp, yes. People are forever finding them in the oddest places; sometimes in buildings.

Ken Nichols: Yes, she swallowed a leech and it actually latched on in her throat and decided to have a feed.

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So I had this little patch of Russel lupins going and went along and I got handfuls of seed and I went down the road towards Fr Beach and I put little holes and I put a handful of seed in each hole. Somme up I went, it was one weekend, so - some of the Rangers were off. At that time there was very little known about the hinterland of Tasmania, and there was interest in knowing what was to the west, and Frankland was one of a of surveys around at that time who were trying to probe the somd reaches of Tasmania.

More stories from him later. Simon Cubitt: Well on that journey, they spent two or three days. And Lake St Clair certainly had both.

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And in all the paintings and all the photographs that you see from the s, right through to aroundyou see these boats in there. The same would apply to Devils, and lots of those other aome. John Hughes: Basically repairing them. The painter Prout, for example, did some paintings of the lake in They come here in their little cotton shorts.

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People can travel around Tasmania and not really be aware of ggirl. Finally, after several attempts, Miller was out of the water. Piguenit, who was a very prominent Tasmanian artist at the time, he went to the lake on two or three journeys, the first of which began in Jane Stapleton: But some of the daffodils and snowdrops survived.

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You have these, particularly the crescent honeyeaters, which are so strident. Simon Cubitt is talking with Roger. Another delightful set of animals that people most strongly associate those sorts of places with are pygmy possums. But I must confess that, while narrating the circumstances of this journey, I feel inspired by the first discovery of such romantic country, impressions which revive even in cold narrative.

Clair. But yes, lots of stories about animals getting into houses or cars, and doing strange things. Jane Stapleton: Oh no.

Luckily, it was a brilliant day with a bright blue sky. Ken Nichols: Yes, I was involved with quite a few. A Michigan woman rescued from the frigid cold waters of Lake St. Jane Stapleton: Oh, how do you swallow a leech? People can travel around Tasmania and not foe be aware lookung that. Ken Nichols: Yes, she swallowed a leech and it actually latched on in her throat and decided to have a feed.

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The area around Lake St Clair offers a wealth of walks, ranging from leisurely strolls to overnight bushwalks, with beautiful forests and alpine moorlands to explore. Jane Stapleton: And you virl with the Hydro?

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Jane Stapleton: It sounds a bit of a rough existence.