Liffey River Intruders

This image of cattle is viewed from the opposite side of the river through a cluster of dark trees and bushes. The viewer is perhaps disturbing the cattles’ leisurely time at the river. Although a seemingly pleasant and relaxing image, most Tasmanian streams and rivers are suffering from increasing human interference and pollution. Farming practices, industrial development and the continued clearing of land all add to the problem.

The Liffey River is a perfect example of this. Beginning its life as a pristine stream it develops into a dirty and polluted river as it passes through farms and areas of human habitation.

Michael McWilliams


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