Tinderbox-end of the Derwent, Start of the Channel

It is difficult to critically observe landscape in Tasmania without a ‘filter of vision’ attributed to the great works of John Glover. The obsession for light, a craving to understand the unique geography, meteorology and flora present constant challenges. Tinderbox, south of Hobart, represents a confluence of many historical, geographical, navigational and demographic aspects typical of Tasmania. The Iron Pot, a small rugged islet designates the start of the Derwent Estuary, separating it from Storm Bay. Dennes Point, the northern tip of Bruny Island, demarcates the sheltered waters of this world recognised waterway.

Michael Nay


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