Until recently, little was known of the history of the children convicts brought with them to Australia, or gave birth to while under sentence. Their stories are moving.
The diets of Tasmanian devil are narrowing in areas where humans have changed the landscape. This has big implications for conserving the species.
Tasmania’s emus were hunted to extinction in the mid-1800s but we could have them back – and their return could help other species survive climate change.
In her new memoir, Stella Prize winner Heather Rose reflects on overcoming childhood trauma and adult pain with spiritual work. But our reviewer wishes it allowed moments of ‘pause or ambiguity’.
The same technology found in a widely used COVID-19 vaccine could be the key to helping save wild Tassie devils – without any needles.
As the dead whales decompose, an astonishing and rare chain of events is likely to flow through the marine ecosystem – ultimately leading to an explosion of activity and new life.
Every year, tens of thousands travel to art events throughout Tasmania. These unique festival landscapes change the way we experience the world – and ourselves.
These tiny fish with oversized hands crawl along the seafloor. They only live in two locations in the world, and they’re disappearing rapidly.
In the first week of the campaign we journeyed around the country with a team of politics experts. Now we retrace our steps to look at what’s happened since.
What are the key seats and issues affecting Australians? Six experts tell us what to expect in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
Hannah Gadsby explores the unique challenges and gifts of being an autistic, gender queer outsider. Her memoir charts her path to comedy success – navigating trauma and self-knowledge along the way.
Gutwein left saying he had held the ‘best job in the world’ but the responsibility had taken its toll and he had ‘nothing left in the tank’.
Tasmania’s drying climate is seeing more bushfires ignited by lightning strikes. To protect the state’s World Heritage wilderness, we must use sustainable fire management practices.
Undersea cables are made of bundles of glass fibres, each one as thick as a strand of human hair.
Southern Tasmania’s cool climate was thought to be a climate refuge for tall forests. But that may no longer be true.
Derby in northeast Tasmania should be a story of hope for mining communities seeking to transition to a sustainable future. But logging threatens that vision.
Deported to Australia as a convict at the age of 18, Alexandrina Askew reinvented herself as a woman of means, with a mysterious habit of misplacing her purse.
The industry says the deterrent is necessary, but evidence suggests the devices pose a significant threat to some marine life, including maiming and killing seals.
Outnumbered 200 to one and using traditional weapons, Tongerlongeter and his warriors drove the colony to desperate measures. In other wars his self-sacrifice would have earned him a medal.
In the past, wildlife vigilantes have illegally moved Tasmanian devils off the island — an illegal practice known as “covert rewilding”. They may well might try again.