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Arthur River (vi), Tasmania, Australia | by Matthew Stewart | Photographer
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Arthur River (vi), Tasmania, Australia

Gear: Canon 5D Mk II | Canon 17-40


A tricky shoot - lots and lots of seaspray due to the common rainy conditions Arthur River experiences - but the opportunity to shoot some moody images


Here is video of the trip to Tasmania in Spring 2011 with Kane Gledhill and Michael Reed - you can check it out here -


My previous video, "Tasmania, Spring 2011 - A Compliation" can be found here -


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Arthur River


Arthur River is the name of both a river and a small township on the northern part of the West Coast of Tasmania, Australia. At the 2006 census, Arthur River and the surrounding area had a population of 121.


It is south of the town of Marrawah. Named after Sir George Arthur, Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemens Land (1824-36), the river is fed by several tributaries including the Frankland River, which was named after its discoverer, then the colony's surveyor-general. The region has been exploited commercially for timber and fisheries, but today is mostly a centre for tourism.


On the coast near the mouth of the Arthur River is a plaque titled The Edge of the World. North West Coast Tasmania, and a poem by tourism pioneer Brian Inder, who coined the term, referring to the coastline at Arthur River which is regularly lashed by the gales of the Roaring Forties.


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Taken on November 1, 2011