Tasmania’s Tarkine is now instantly recognisable, evoking ancient forests and environmental controversy. It hasn’t always been so, however, with research and celebration building over the past 40 years, as people come to understand its importance as a place, wilderness and habitat.
History of an idea
In 1967, in response to ongoing development pressure, the Circular Head Council enlisted volunteers to prepare a case for a Norfolk Range National Park. The volunteers proposed an area of 38,850 ha of the Norfolk Range and southern Tarkine coast.