Mural of Gustav Weindorfer at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania by Michael John

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I took a photo of this mural on the side of a building in the historic town of Sheffield, Tasmania. It depicts Gustav Weindorfer sitting in his log cabin.

Gustav Weindorfer (1874 – 1932) was an Austrian-born Australian amateur botanist, lodge-keeper and promoter of the Cradle Mountains National Park.

Gustav kept numerous journals describing his experiences at Cradle Mountain. He wrote the following passage in 1918. This scene described at the lodge indicates his love for all creatures and his connection with the environment:

’When the ground is all covered with snow,
I do build a big fire, open my door, seat myself very, very quietly in front of the blazing logs
and presently they come in one by one,
the wild animals without their usual fear of man, or one another,
and share with me in stillness,
the grateful warmth"

Mamiya ZM film camera.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    I can feel myself in his place. Nice one bgb.

  • Wouldn’t it be great….

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A nice image and lovely words.

  • Thanks. I even obtained a book to learn more about Gustav. He was one of the first Tasmanian conservationists.

    – Michael John

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    this is wonderous , a place i would like to be

  • Thanks Louise. Yes, it is a special place…

    – Michael John

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 4 years ago

    A lovely mural of an obviously very special person.

  • Thanks for the comment and the fave!

    – Michael John

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    February 22nd, 2011
    Please enter/vote in the ongoing Challenges

  • Thanks Mary – much appreciated.

    – Michael John

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and the passage from his journal is quite lovely. A dream come true!

  • Thanks for the great comment and for the fave Tori.

    – Michael John

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • Thanks.

    – Michael John

  • Jessica Snyder
    Jessica Snyderover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Jessica.

    – Michael John

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderabout 3 years ago

    wow…really like it and relate…awesome

  • Thanks for that.

    – Michael John

  • trish725
    trish725about 3 years ago

  • Thanks for that Trish

    – Michael John

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