Running Time:

137 min

Release Date:

March 2018

Recording Location:

Julius River, northwestern Tasmania

Julius River - A Stream in the Tarkine

A small stream flows through the temperate rainforest of Tasmania's Tarkine.

The Tarkine is a special place. Its ancient rainforests remain from a time when Australia's climate was much wetter. Tree ferns and myrtle beech, festooned with epiphytes and mosses, grow abundantly in this cool, lush environment

And through the rainforest, with waters darkened by eucalypt tannin, and tree ferns hanging over gurgling rapids and still pools, flow small streams like the Julius River.

In this single recording, birds from the surrounding forest can also be heard; the songs of pink robins, thornbills, whistlers, shrike thrush and the clanging calls of black currawongs.

Andrew comments:

"This is another of our recordings which we hope will highlight the value of the Tarkine region of northwest Tasmania. After decades of campaigning for world heritage listing on both natural and cultural criteria, it remains unprotected from logging and mining.

"It is a magical place. Our 'Time for the Tarkine' album probably represents its diversity more fully, but this recording places you in the heart of one of the more beautiful locations, beside a pure stream with rare birdlife all around."

Further information:
Wilderness Society
Bob Brown Foundation
Tarkine film

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