These photos were taken in our backyard at Mt Bobs, part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area – the highest ranked World Heritage Area in the world. I chose the name ‘Farmhouse Headwaters’ for this series of shots as a reminded of the Farmhouse Creek protests in the late 1980’s that held back the destruction of areas of incredible wilderness. We camped beside the lake sheltered from most of the weather, on sodden ground due to the winter’s rain and snow run off. It was some of the most difficult hiking, off trail and through dense temperate rainforest. However the views were incredible, the vegetation mind-blowing, and the laughs, yarns and support from our hiking crew on point.
The Southwest National Park – where these photos were taken – is the traditional lands of the Big River people. I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters on which I was able to traverse, learn, and appreciate – and pay respect to the First Nations Peoples and their elders, past, present and future.