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Cradle Mountain Hotel
Mary Foster, Lauderdale
Heather Boundey, Lutana
Wendy Cornish, Beaconsfield
Mr & Mrs R & B Austin, Kings Meadows
Christine Buls, Sandy Bay
English and Australian Cookery Book
Rod Watson, Glebe
Sarah Cooney, Kindred
Richard Cantwell, Blackstone Heights
Julie Kapeller, Lenah Valley
Heidi Laugesen, Lenah Valley
Elizabeth Griffiths, South Launceston
Susan Hoare, Evandale
Jan Butler, Hobart
Ailsa Jones, Robigana
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Live it live!
T he TSO’s 2015 season has it all – from the
fiery brilliance of Beethoven’s Emperor
Concerto played by world-renowned pianist
Stephen Hough; to the suave sophistication
of James Bond: Licence to Thrill; to the Dirty
Beasts of Roald Dahl ’s children’s classic.
In keeping with tradition, the TSO’s season
kicks off with R ACT Symphony under the
Stars, free outdoor concerts for all the family
in Glenorchy and Launceston. A picnic and
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I ’ve never been much of a night walker; now
that I reflect on this, it surprises me.
I take more enjoyment from walking than
just about every other pursuit, and on
those occasions when I have found myself
walking in the dark, when a bushwalk has
gone longer than expected or when I’ve just
needed to get myself from A to B, I’ve taken
tremendous pleasure in the rarified sounds
and the strange clarity that accompanies
walks in the evening hours.
But this has all been happenstance,
incidental. I’ve never taken to it with intent,
unlike the English author and fisherman
Chris Yates, who, once a year in the middle
of summer, rambles around the forested
countryside near his home, from dusk to
daw n, all through the night.
Granted, at that latitude it’s a relatively short
night. But as he describes his elegant work
of natural history, Nightwalk: A Journey to
the Heart of Nature, it’s a night full of life and
This is a slow, lovely book of short, evocative
chapters. With Yates as our guide, we lose
track of time watching a deer and then
investigate the stillness of a badger; we peer
at the star-filled sky sweeping from the line
of woodland to see if an owl returns with its
distinctive wingbeats; and we sit with him
on a rising chalk hill as the sun begins its
own journey through the early morning.
These nocturnal episodes spoke to me clearly
of those pleasures that I’ve snatched on
incidental night walks – the meaning behind
a fresh westerly wind in the eucalypts or
a hurried, stumbling pademelon shaking
through the low scrub.
It’s an attractive thought – to follow Chris
Yates’ example in the late evenings and the
early mornings. To experience the other half
of our landscape’s time.
Nightwalk: A Journey
to the Heart of Nature
Top: Superstar violinist Karen Gomyo; Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts. Below: You’ll be shaken and stirred by James Bond: Licence to Thrill
Review by Ben Walter, Fullers Book Shop
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