Category Archives: Tasmania

Christmas Beach Holiday

Last week I took my family on a little Christmas holiday to the beach. Below you will find a little film we put together. We enjoy the sun and the sights, and reflect on the 1967 ‘Black Tuesday’ bushfires. Advertisements

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The Airmen : The Pirates Of Aireon by R.J. Ashby – Book Review

The Airmen by R.J. Ashby My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I first heard about this book I was quite eager to read it, as it was written by a fellow Tasmanian. When I found a copy at my … Continue reading

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The Landing at Port Dalrymple 1804

Yesterday we had a family outing to George Town, about 40 minutes drive from Launceston where I live. We were showing my wife’s grandmother around. Near the river where we parked the car was a chainsaw sculpture by artist Eddie … Continue reading

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Historic Film shows Construction of Launceston Mall

Yesterday I saw a fascinating video on youTube. It is a film about the construction and opening of the Brisbane Street Mall here in Launceston in 1975. This was the very first mall built in Australia [1]. I am always … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Newspaper References Star Trek Into Darkness in Political Satire

The Australian Federal Budget for 2013-14 was released yesterday. At lunch today, I was amused to notice that the front page of our local newspaper here in Launceston, The Examiner, has directly referenced Star Trek Into Darkness in order to … Continue reading

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Writing Update Video – Summer 2012

It’s summer here in Australia, and that means it’s time for another writing update video from me. Sew how I’m going with everything below. Transcript Hi. How ya going? I’m Adam Collings – writer of speculative fiction. Summer is well … Continue reading

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Research

I’ve been an amateur writer all of my life. I remember sitting in restaurants with my parents as a child, writing stories in notebooks while we waited for the food to arrive. In school, the most exciting activity was creative … Continue reading

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Fresh Air pt 2 – Native Animals of Tasmania

In response to my recent article Fresh Air I have decided to share a little about some native Tasmanin wildlife. Tasmanian Devil When you hear Tasmania, you are probably like most people and think of the Tasmanian Devil. This little … Continue reading

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Travelling Tasmania

As a follow on to my previous post, I would like to share a little documentary I made about 10 years ago. This film shows some of the sites around my state of Tasmania. We start in Launceston, then move … Continue reading

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Fresh Air

Firstly, I must apologise for being late. I lost track of the day I was supposed to write this amongst the busiest week of my working life. This month, on the ChristianWriters.com blog chain the topic is ‘Fresh Air’. I … Continue reading

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