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Woodchopping as a sport, legend has it, originated from a bet between two men in an Ulverstone bar in 1870.
A Victorian and a Tasmanian went head-to-head for £25, seeing who could fell a tree the fastest: there’s no mention of who won, but considering the strength of the Tasmanian woodchopping community, the answer may be obvious.
JKB Racing trainer John Blacker rises at the crack of dawn to make his way to the stables.
Mr Blacker meets with gelding Smoke’N’Whisky to begin the final training session ahead of the 2017 Launceston Cup.
On February 7, 1967 in and around Hobart it seemed as though hell had opened up.
The most deadly fires in Tasmania’s history swept through the city leaving a trail of devastation and grief.