Monday, 13 February 2017

Markings on the sand.

Time to have a break from blogging.  Will be back in a couple of weeks.
Have included a little reading for those that have time about Tasmania.



The markings on the sand reminds me of trees or a pathway.

Tasmania abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as ("Tassie") is an island state
 of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 518,500 (as of March 2016), just over forty percent of which resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.
Tasmania's area is 68,401 km (26,410 sq mi), of which the main island covers 64,519 km (24,911 sq mi)

Tasmania is promoted as a natural state; almost 45% of Tasmania lies in reserves, national parks, and World Heritage Sites and the state was the founding place of the first environmental party in the world. Though an island state, due to a mapping error the state shares a land border with Victoria at its northernmost terrestrial point, Boundary Islet, a nature reserve in Bass Strait. The Bishop and Clerk Islets, about 37 km south of Macquarie Island, are the southernmost terrestrial point of the state of Tasmania, and the southernmost internationally recognised land in Australia.

The island is believed to have been occupied by Aboriginals for 40,000 years before British colonisation. It is thought Tasmanian Aboriginals were separated from the mainland Aboriginal groups about 10,000 years ago when the sea rose to form Bass Strait. The Aboriginal population was estimated to have been between 3,000 and 7,000 at the time of colonisation, but was almost wiped out within 30 years by a combination of violent guerrilla conflict with settlers known as the "Black War", intertribal conflict, and from the late 1820s, the spread of infectious diseases to which they had no immunity. The conflict, which peaked between 1825 and 1831 and led to more than three years of martial law, cost the lives of almost 1100 Aboriginals and settlers. The near-destruction of Tasmania's Aboriginal population has been described by some historians as an act of genocide by the British.



25 comments:

  1. Interesting information!

    Have a good break, hoping to have you soon back!

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  2. Enjoy your break - love the marks that tides leave behind when they retreat.

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  3. Enjoy your trip! It was beautiful to look at the picture.Wonderful sand drawing...

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  4. Interessante Informationen zu dieser Insel.

    Noke

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  5. Margaret you live in a nice place. Have a great trip. Love from Poland.I will miss you ..

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  6. Been to Tassie once want to go back again, it is such an awesome place

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  7. Now I know more about Tasmania than all of my friends. Don't worry. I won't tell them your name :)). Thank you.

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  8. Thanks for the history---- and that is a really interesting image!

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  9. Just interested me to check. Population 2015 of Hobart 227,000. How much smaller is Launceston? Quite a bit, 87,000. Have an enjoyable break and see you back soon.

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  10. I have a friend living in Tassie, she moved there about 15 months ago. I think she is somewhere near Launceston.

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  11. See you when you return, Margaret....relax and enjoy your break away from the world of blogging. Take good care. I'm sure I can speak for everyone...we look forward to your return. :)

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  12. Also to me, it reminds me of the branches of the trees.

    I wish you a happy journey.

    Kisses

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  13. Enjoy your "Tassie travels" and a bloody break from BLOGGSVILLE - ha ha.
    Colin

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  14. how fascinating these marks are!!!
    i found them so beautiful Margaret !
    thank you for introduction of your wonderful part of land friend!
    hope you have a blessed happy break !

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  15. i hope you are enjoying your break. my friends are on their way to tassie via a cruise. i am very jealous. lol

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  16. Yes, that is a lovely photograph ...
    I enjoyed the read about Tasmania, thank you.

    Enjoy your break

    All the best Jan

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  17. Very interesting, Margaret. Good work with Tasmania History. Thanks for share, greetings from Mexico.

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  18. Thank you all :) much appreciated.
    Andrew: Launceston is as you say.

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