Recherche Bay Timeline

24/1/06 Entrepreneur/adventurer Dick Smith offers $100,000 towards the purchase of Recherche Bay plus a $1.9 million no-interest loan to be paid back within 12 months.

5/11/05 Over 5000 people rally in Hobart for the protection of Recherche Bay. Bob Brown launches a bid to purchase the peninsula, asking people to pledge units of $1,000 to raise the money. Bob pledges $5,000.

6/10/05 Senator Ian Campbell announces Recherche Bay will be placed on the National Heritage list but says logging will still go ahead.

19/8/05 Launch of Bob Brown's photographic exhibition and book, Tasmania's Recherche Bay

27/4/05 Actor David Wenham and director Robert Connolly fly over Recherche Bay and visit the tall trees in the Styx Valley, stating their support for conservation.

20/4/05 Tasmanian Greens leader Peg Putt calls on French scientists to help save Recherche Bay

17/4/05 1000 people rally on site to protect Recherche Bay

November 2003 Tasmanian Heritage Council recommends the protection of the north east peninsula for its cultural significance.


The fight to save Recherche Bay has not stopped. Helen Cushing updates the ongoing saga here:

Bob Brown's inspiring photographs of Recherche Bay and its surroungings are shown in this lovely portfolio.
His book Tasmania's Recherche Bay is reviewed here, and can be bought from the Store at thisTasmania.

More background information and photographs can be found at the Recherche Bay Protection group web site.

Helen Cushing is a Hobart-based freelance writer and published author. Visit her web site for more information.