We are Grant and Keith and we’re both Junior doctors. We first started hanging out at medical school and ended up spending a lot of time outside university rock climbing, hiking and skiing. All that time in nature has bred a love of the outdoors and wilderness. This in turn has made us more aware of the importance of sustainability and preserving important wilderness areas for the health and wellbeing of future generations.
On hearing of the extensive mining proposals for the Tarkine mid-2013, we were surprised and saddened, even though we hadn’t heard much about the Tarkine before. We soon learned about the unique nature of its temperate rainforest – the largest tract in the world. As the story unfolded in the media, the rushed and ill-considered approach of the Tasmanian and Federal governments became apparent.
We thought we’d head to the Tarkine to see for ourselves, and then let people know just what it is that’s at stake.