ABC News: Rare soldier’s diary reveals secret massacre of Indigenous Tasmanians after almost 200 years

ABC News (Australia): Rare soldier’s diary reveals secret massacre of Indigenous Tasmanians after almost 200 years. “A soldier’s diary disintegrating in Ireland’s national library has revealed disturbing evidence of an undocumented massacre of Aboriginal people in Tasmania in the colony’s early years. The diary belonged to Private Robert McNally, posted to Van Diemen’s Land in the 1820s, and records in gritty detail colonial life and encounters with settlers and a notorious bushranger.”

ABC News (Australia): Tasmanian lavender farms being loved to death by tourists seeking social media photos

ABC News (Australia): Tasmanian lavender farms being loved to death by tourists seeking social media photos. “The purple haze of the lavender fields brings tourists from all around the world to Tasmania to as they attempt to snap the perfect photo in front of the crop. The intertwined nature of agriculture and tourism has helped to boost both industries. But some farmers say over-enthusiastic visitors are damaging their crops.”