Deloraine Photographer | 365 Project
September | 2018
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. 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 they mined and traded ochre. Kooparoona Niara was the meeting place of three Aboriginal nations.
Having grown up in Reedy Marsh in the foothills of Kooparoona Niara I've spent a fair amount of time walking the cairn-marked trails up to the Plateau. Now living in Deloraine with my partner and two kids, I value my time in the Tiers even more and am often found with my camera over my shoulder, exploring the mountains, the trees, and the tiny worlds within.
This is what I see when I walk that same land today. One photo a day, 365 days.
*All photos by Jade Hallam, nature and documentary photographer, Deloraine Tasmania.
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