Sung and recorded by the Pieman River, Corinna, takayna / Tarkine during Tarkine in Motion 2017
Song by Nicholas Randall,
Sung by Nicholas Randall
Didgeridoo by Dave Reynolds
All photographs by Paul Hoelen.
Nicholas Randall from Victoria and Dave Reynolds from Tasmania were based in Corinna on the Pieman River.
Nicholas and Dave performed in the Corinna Hotel in the evenings and wrote music and lyric during the day inspired by takayna / Tarkine.
My recent trips to the Tarkine/takayna for Tarkine in Motion have been to the wild coastline, so the rainforest here, with its tree ferns, moss covered logs, 800-year-old myrtle trees and massive eucalypts is a real contrast.
Yet the beauty, remoteness and preciousness of this place make it equally breathtaking. The vulnerability of rainforest strikes me deeply: how such ancient ecosystems can be destroyed by the approval of a new mining lease or the fall of yet another tree.
At this moment the forest is bone dry. I wonder what becomes of rainforest deprived of rain, whether our changing climate is having an impact on rainfall here… I note that some Tarkine rainforest was lost to bushfire only last year, a clear result of climate change.
I also ponder whether these trees will still stand when our children are adults. Will they also be fighting to protect the takayna? Or will they be marvelling at the magnificence of a new World Heritage Area? We can hope for the latter and continue our fight.
Wendy sent in these sketches of her journey to Corinna for Tarkine in Motion 2017...Enjoy!
The joy of experiencing the tarkine is not knowing whats around the corner or under the water. Planning anything is just silly, random spontaneous acts provide the most divine experiences. The last two days are no exception.
To be back in this space is an honor, to be part of the tarkine in motion is a privilege and one that we are so grateful for.
Its wonderful to visit old friends and ever so exciting to explore new spaces.
Gillian Hughes has shared two of her Tarkine in Motion 2017 drawings with us...
Shells (Shelley Cusiter)
I run, I run as far as the wind
I run into your wilderness
Embraced by your silence
I run, I run from my busy life
I run from my busy mind
Into my wild self
My running feet have taken me
Deep into these myrtle trees
Till only bird songs speak to me
Now cloaked in mossy green
Dancing in the sunlight
Time becomes the gentle rivers reflection of the sky
Chris Wilson has sent in these great photos from Tarkine in Motion near Corinna.
The world of the fungi photographer is secret and surprising because you have to look really closely.
Chris Wilson walks four times slower than the usual bush walker on a mission to their destination. After sustaining an injury Chris has been forced to walk slow, which has allowed her to see things she may have other wised missed.
Searching for fungi leads to these kind of beautiful delights.