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Trek into Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair

Tasmania's Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair are part of the Tasmanian World Heritage area. Come and see jagged peaks and pristine lakes that were formed thousands of years ago during the last ice age. Find out why the Aboriginal people of this area, the Larmairremener, called Australia's deepest lake 'Leeawuleena'.

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The Circle: geology

Explore the geological history of Antarctica. Notice the Antarctic continent is thought to have drifted south from the equator. Look at the origins of landforms such as mountains, glaciers and icebergs. Compare fossils found in locations around Antarctica and Australia. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning ...

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National parks: Tasmanian Wilderness

This is a colour clip showing some of the landscapes, flora and fauna of Tasmania's unique Wilderness area. The clip describes the most recent glaciation of Tasmania, the landforms and lakes that resulted and the people who witnessed it. It then illustrates the behaviours of the platypus ('Ornithorhynchus anatinus') and ...