Tag Archives: Tasmania

A little monochrome treatment for Currie lighthouse which operated from 1880 to 1989. The other building, now the King Island Museum, was the lighthousekeeper’s residence. Shipwrecks were common back in the day. The 40 degree latitude runs across King Island. It’s not hard to see why the Roaring Forties were named.

Westwards to Queenstown today across the road that splits Lake St Clair and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Parks.

Queenstown sits in the shadow of mountains denuded by its mining history.

No longer a mining town, its economy largely survives on visitors to the National Parks and historical railway trips.