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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness
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'In 1972 Lake Pedder in Tasmania's untamed south-west was flooded to build a dam. Wilderness photographer Olegas Truchanas, who had spent years campaigning passionately to save the magnificent fresh water lake, had finally lost. The campaign, the first of its kind in Australia, paved the way for later conservation successes, and turned Truchanas into a Tasmanian legend.

Pedder Dreaming quietly evokes the man, the time and the place. Truchanas, a Lithuanian émigré, is a stalwart adventurer, loving family man, activist, thinker, survivor and artist. Australia on the cusp of environmental awareness is the time, and Lake Pedder and the south-west of Tasmania, the place - wild, pristine, wondrous.

Through those who were closest to him, Truchanas emerges, as does his influence on early conservation in Tasmania, and the small group of landscape artists, the Sunday Group, who admired his passion for the lake and were inspired by it. Stunningly illustrated with original Truchanas photographs from the 1950s, '60s and '70s, and artwork from the Sunday Group, Pedder Dreaming captures the brutality, raw beauty and vulnerability of the Tasmanian wilderness and the legacy of one man who had the vision to fight for it.' (Publisher's website)

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  • Other formats: Also e-book.

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Works about this Work

UQP Bookshelf 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Contact , Summer 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
Non Fiction Caroline Gardam , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 -13 November 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
Pick of the Week Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 October 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
Off the Shelf : Tasmania Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 1 October 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 September 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 September 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
Off the Shelf : Tasmania Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 1 October 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
Pick of the Week Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 October 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
Non Fiction Caroline Gardam , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 -13 November 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography
UQP Bookshelf 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Contact , Summer 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Pedder Dreaming : Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness Natasha Cica , 2011 single work biography

Awards

2013 winner Tasmania Book Prizes Margaret Scott Prize Margaret Scott Prize - People's Choice Award
Last amended 25 Mar 2013 09:38:06
Subjects:
  • Lake Pedder, Southwest Tasmania, Tasmania,
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