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Lake Pedder :
The Journey to Restoration

Presented by the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee

The Lake Pedder Restoration Committee invites you to the exhibition and special events to mark an important milestone on the journey to restoration

The beauty of the original Lake Pedder, declared a national park in 1955, inspired a generation of adventurers, nature lovers and artists who felt a deep connection with the wild places of Tasmania. The threat to flood Pedder saw artists and adventurers become activists and politically engaged citizens. Having lost the battle for Pedder in 1972, they united in the fight to save the Franklin, declare the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, form the world’s first Green Party, the United Tasmania Group, and define the Tasmania we know today.

Lake Pedder : The Journey to Restoration will be a moment to reflect on the awe-inspiring beauty and significance of the original Lake Pedder through the eyes of artists who captured the moodiness and mystery of this spiritual place. From the famed photographer Olegas Truchanas to the Sunday Painters of Patricia Giles, Elspeth Hope-Johnstone, Max Angus to Luke Wagner, Margaret Forsyth and friends.

Thursday 29 October – Monday 4 November 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm daily

Wednesday 30 October 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Melva Truchanas, Patsy Jones and friends for this special moment to reflect on the journey to restoration.

This is a FREE Event, but please register your attendance for the Official Opening ONLINE HERE

Special Events

These Special Events are FREE, but please register your attendance via the links below to secure your place.

Making the case to restore Lake Pedder
Thursday 31 October 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Join Christine Milne, Dr Anita Wild and the restoration experts to learn about the approach to Restore Pedder.

Restore Pedder : our wild heart
Friday 1 November 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Join artists, adventurers, creatives and elders to experience Pedder and connection to country through their eyes.

Pedder Elders : Our Guardians of the Wild
Saturday 2 November 2019, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Join our wild guardians, young and old, to learn about how Lake Pedder inspired a global movement to protect nature.

Lake Pedder Restoration Auction
Sunday 3 November 2019, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
A collection of rare and valuable artworks will be auctioned including works by Patricia Giles, Max Angus, Olegas Truchanas and the Sunday Painters.


Image Credit: Photograph by Olegas Trechanas. Lake Pedder, 1971.

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