kooparoona niara, or Mountains of the Spirits, is a collection of mountain bluffs (also called the Great Western Tiers) that form the northern edge of the Central Highlands plateau in Tasmania. The bluffs stretch northwest to southeast over 100 kilometres from Western Bluff near the town of Mole Creek to Millers Bluff, west of Campbell Town.
For more than 10,000 years, these mountains were home to the Pallittorre people of the North tribe which were based around Jackeys Marsh, Meander, Mole Creek and the Gog Range, where the women mined and traded ochre. Kooparoona Niara was the meeting place of three Aboriginal nations and because of its rich cultural and natural heritage, the region now forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
The photos in these galleries depict the land and its people as they are today. Through my eyes. One photo a day, 365 days.
*All photos by Jade Hallam, nature and documentary photographer, Deloraine Tasmania.