‘Leewulenna,’ Lake St.Clair

Walking along the banks of Lake St Clair in central Tasmania, where the mist rolls over the glassy water and the land underfoot is strewn with the washed grey detritus of high waters passed, I was struck by the contrasts before me. The Pump House across the water appears as an exclamation mark, drawing the eye but at the same time providing perspective for the vastness and depth of the ranges behind. “Leeawulenna” or sleeping water, is the lake’s name, timeless, eternal in its slumber and the Pump House tells of mans passing folly and insignificance in this magical place.

Richard Allen

2024, Hanger's Choice

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