Drought With Legs

Drought With Legs

Bill Gammage, in his brilliant book The Biggest Estate on Earth describes fire as ‘drought with legs’. He also explains how ‘eucalypts and fire formed an alliance, which people joined’. Australians living in almost the entire continent are familiar with fire as an...
It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

If you think that places like Queenstown and Strahan are isolated, spare a thought for those living in the little settlement that surrounded the Princess River sawmill, in the King Valley east of Queenstown. Who came first, the cattle ranch or the Bradshaw family?...
The Huon Piners Had It Easy

The Huon Piners Had It Easy

In a way, the Huon piners had it easy: Row 20–50km across the Harbour and up a river, find a place on the steep banks to get out of the dinghy, walk a few paces into the forest to find a good Huon pine tree, spend all day with axe and crosscut saw cutting it down, and...

Welcome

Welcome to the new website of Tasmanian Special Timbers. This rebuilt site marks a new chapter in Tasmanian Special Timbers’ operations: while our sawmill near Queenstown and the shop on the Strahan waterfront will still sell the majority of our timber, for the...