Historic Tasmanian Mountain Huts by Simon Cubit & Nic Haygarth | Hardback
The introduction of portable dry plate cameras in the late 1870s marked the beginning of a golden age of Tasmanian landscape photography. With cameras on their backs, adventurers explored the wilds of Tasmania. By 1905, for example, photographs of Great Lake, Lake St Clair, the summit of Ben Lomond and Cradle Mountain were taken enabling Tasmanians to develop a visual image, for the first time, of how the island looked. These early photographers recorded not just the dramatic physical features they found but also the typically rough shelters of the miners, hunters, stockmen and piners who lived or worked in the bush.
In this beautiful book Simon Cubit and Nic Haygarth select a number of images of these humble but intriguing buildings as the basis for a series of extraordinary stories about human enterprise in the Tasmanian highlands.
Historic Tasmanian Mountain Huts wonderfully complements the classic Tasmanian High Country Huts by Simon Cubit and Des Murray published by Forty South Publishing in 2013.
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