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Looking glass

Margaret Ambridge
Compressed charcoal and burnt charcoal sourced from scrub fire on paper • 70 × 90 cm

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The tarn’s shelf in Mt Field National Park has been described as a ‘looking glass through time’, allowing you to travel back to Gondwana during the Cretaceous period.

But now we are being offered a ‘looking glass’ to the future, where bush fires burn pencil pines, killing not only the trees but their seeds.
Ecologists suggest conserving them in another location, like a sub-Antarctic island that would be safer from fire.

And where do we go, to be safe from our future?