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'The author has that special quality which just jumps off the page. The voice is strong and the sense of place so powerful.'

James Bradley
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    The essay 'Beyond Reason' is included in this exquisite art book which showcases the work of fifty artists from lutruwita (Tasmania) and across the world, who contributed to the water[shed] exhibition of August 2022. In 1972, Lake Pedder was drowned as part of a hydro-electric power scheme. Now that fifty years have passed, and we have embarked upon the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-30), we hope to see the political tide turn at last, and for the recovery of Lake Pedder begin.

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In the winter of 1972, Lake Pedder drowned. A jewel of Tasmania's southwest wilderness, the lake – along with its iconic pink sand beach – was inundated as part of a hydro-electric scheme. The fight to save the lake attracted worldwide attention and gave rise to the first green political party in the world. Danielle's current project, 'Pink Sand', is a novel-in-progress exploring the human history of Lake Pedder – a place that lives on in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate enough to see it, and those who can only imagine its beauty. (Picture credit: Don Weston)