Unique Logs

We are sawmillers, and our job is to cut up logs into boards. But every so often a log comes into our possession which is the embodiment of so much history and character that we cannot bear to cut it up. Its whole is so much greater than the sum of its parts. So, we put the log aside, waiting for the right opportunity to find a buyer who will appreciate it as much as we do, and want to honour and respect it as an expression of nature at its finest.

Malt Whisky By The Fire

It’s many people’s vision of heaven – sipping a dram of malt whisky while toasting your feet by the fire. Tasmania is beautifully situated with the raw materials for fine whisky making: an abundance of pure, soft water; good quality barley; and large areas of peat...

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...

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...