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Fukushima Memorial March 8, 2012 – Hobart

Today in Hobart Greens Alderman Bill Harvey organised a gathering in rememberence of the triple disaster in Japan which occurred one year ago Sunday. The gathering started with a minutes silence for the victims of the magnitude 9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11, 2011; and for the nuclear crisis which continued for basically the whole of 2011...Read More

Japan Earthquakes 2011 Animated Graphic

I found this fascinating animated graphic which shows the date and the magnitude of each and every earthquake that was felt across Japan last year. It’s all fairly unremarkable right up until around March 9 when a few big ones hit off the north east coast, and then the big one hits on March 11 which triggers the massive tsunami and thousands...Read More

Exhibition Wrap Up

All of a sudden, “Rebuilding Lives”, our Fundraising Exhibition for Japan in the wake of the Earthquake & Tsunami disasters of March 11, is finished. There was a great turn out all week and we sincerely thank the people of Hobart for their wonderful generosity and empathy towards the people of Tohoku, Japan. On Opening Night I dedicated the picture above to...Read More

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami – Fundraising Exhibition

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami 2011: “Rebuilding Lives” Photographic Exhibition and Fundraiser for North East Japan Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place, Hobart Waterfront November 21 – 27, 2011 Opening Hours: Monday 21st 6:00 pm onwards Tues 22nd – Fri 25th 11:00 ~ 6:00 Sat 26th and Sun 27th 9:00 ~ 3:00 ** Taiko Drum performance Saturday 1:00 pm **...Read More

Japan After the Tsunami: Rikuchu Kaigan National Park

In July & August this year we spent four weeks in the disaster affected area of north east Japan (Tohoku). Mostly we were based in Fukushima, but we made numerous trips around Tohoku to visit areas hit hardest by the quake and tsunami. Our aim was to take photographs for a fundraising exhibition here in Hobart in November. The...Read More