STORIES

"No matter what happens we cannot undo the past. But to have the broader Tasmanian community stand with us to recognise us for who we are, to recognise our rights and aspirations – wouldn’t that be something."

Rodney Gibbins
Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder
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Rodney Gibbins
STORIES

"Oh my sister and I, we cried and cried when we had to leave Linda. We cried for weeks. It should not be a forgotten place. It’s full of life.”

Joan Evans
Tasmanian west coast resident
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Joan Evans
STORIES

"Literally I fell in love with [the idea]. Having my own whisky, starting afresh, being able to have a legacy – a gift – for my family if we could be successful."

Bill McHenry
Owner and Master Distiller, McHenry Distillery
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Bill McHenry
STORIES

“Tasmania strikes me as a state of craftspeople, people who make things. That is how we tell our stories."

Sam Routledge
Artistic Director, Terrapin Puppet Theatre
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Sam Terrapin
STORIES

"When you feel discouraged and powerless, recall how this tiny corner of the planet defied every expectation to pull itself up by its rainbow bootstraps and re-invent itself."

Rodney Croome
Equal rights activist
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Rodney Croome