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​Ex​plore Tasmania's ​​wilderness

Browse photographs, letters and diaries from some of Tasmania's wilderness pione​ers.

Frederick Smithies (1885-1979)​​

Conservationaist, bushwalker, wilderness explorer, photographer.
Smithies explored the rugged West Coast, Frenchmans Cap, the Florentine and Rasselas Valley.  He walked from Queestown to Cradle Mountain.

John Barra Thwaites (Jack Thwaites 1902-1986)

Conservationist, founding member of the Hobart Bushwalking Club, Youth Hostels Association and secretary of the Scenary Preservation Board.  He had a keen interest in photography.​