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Scholar Highlight for Week Ending September 26, 2014

October 7, 2014

Cheryl Triplett

Cheryl in Australia

Cheryl in Australia

After a quick breakfast of cereal and milk we checked out of our hostel, The Nunnery (a building that is an old Convent which has been converted into a Private Hotel located in the heart of Fitzroy). We loaded into taxis and headed back to the Goldcoast airport to fly to Tasmania, which is only a forty-five minute fight from Melbourne. We arrived in Launceston, Tasmania at about 2:05 pm. After collecting our luggage we loaded into our bus to travel to Corrina. Corrina by bus is a four and a half hour trip. We travel northwesterly though many towns, one of which is Burnie has a population of almost 19,000 and  was once surrounded by dense rainforest, but this slowly disappeared as fortunes were made logging and milling timber. Today Burnie has a huge population rate of unemployment. Here in Tasmania for the next eight days our explorations will include the physical and natural environments of Tasmania, ecotourism, nature conservation, hydroelectric power development, timber production and most recently mining. On our journey from Launceston to Corrina.

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