CHAIR LIFT GOLD MINE
ABOUT 12 years ago my late wife and I visited the wonderful Maze on the outskirts of Sheffield.
The late owner of the Maze joined us for lunch and told us of his dream of a chair lift to the top of Mt Roland.
Having climbed the mountain as a young man on various occasions (running training) I can verify the old chap's vision was a world beater, to use the word magnificent would be an understatement.
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From the top, you can see on a clear day Cape Grim to the west and Cape Portland to the east, and all of the North of Tasmania in between with Bass Strait as a backdrop.
A view equal and better than anywhere on our planet.
You turn around and there before you is the Central Highlands with Cradle Mountain, it is truly breathtaking.
Now with Hobart rejecting their chair lift to Mt Wellington, it's opened the door for what would be one of the biggest tourist drawcards in Australia, dare I say the world.
Come on Kentish Council, it is a tourist gold mine waiting to be tapped.
John R Doherty, Launceston.
What do you think? Send us a letter to the editor:
NUCLEAR POWERED SUBMARINES
FINALLY, we might be free of the obsolete and noisy Collins-class submarines.
The US has used nuclear-powered warships successfully for decades.
In fact, 45 years ago in 1976, Hobart hosted the very impressive USS Enterprise.
Jacinda Ardern, Adam Bandt et al are simply displaying their ignorance.
Rod Force, Sandy Bay.
FAREWELL TIM THORNE
TIM Thorne was one of the most admirable Australian writers I've had the privilege to meet.
His generosity of spirit endeared him to countless younger writers, while to old stagers like me, he was a model of consideration for the aspirations of writers of all ages.
For many people, he was the embodiment of Tasmanian poetry from the 1960s to the present. He was also a lovely friend, and his family were fortunate in having such a caring husband and father.
My partner Winifred Belmont and I are immensely saddened by his departure.
Michael Sharkey, Castlemaine.
VISA HOLDERS FIASCO
THIS story got my attention and albeit truly abhorrent, opened my indignant nature (The Examiner, September 16).
"Shyam, Gita and Shiva said they are now stuck in an impossible situation with only two real options: leave behind their home, community and belongings and risk their son not being allowed back into Australia, or none of them being allowed to return while the pandemic continues", "and?"
We have Australian citizens and especially those that are living on this tiny Island called Tasmania that cannot come back because of "the pandemic", but are placed into quarantine because of situations outside of their control?
Let us rather ignore their plight and bow our integrity senses to enable non-Australian visa holders more solace and intervention than our own scared isolated folks with children, families that we have not seen or allowed to visit because we always need to pave the way for others in gestures to please the rest of the world.
"Fair crack of the sav" indeed.