Vote Tarkine

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takayna / Tarkine is one of the last wild places on Earth. This vast region in Tasmania's north west, contains Australia's largest temperate rainforest, 40 000 years of Aboriginal history and is alive with rare and endangered wildlife.  But for decades, Labor and Liberal have logged its rainforests and allowed off-road vehicles to damage ancient Aboriginal heritage.  

Tasmania’s 2018 state election is a turning point for takayna / Tarkine.

The next Tasmanian government can protect one of the last wild places on Earth.

Or destroy it.

The current policies of both the state and federal Liberal governments and Labor oppositions is to turn the Tarkine into a logging and mining province, with a heritage coastline that remains open to rapid degradation by off-road vehicles. 

Off-road vehicles are damaging one of Australia’s richest Aboriginal cultural landscapes. Australia’s largest temperate rainforest is threatened by logging.

This election is our best chance to win secure protection for the Tarkine. 

We plan to make the Tarkine a key election issue with rallies, frontline action and marches.

For only people power will come to its rescue from the three-pronged mechanised invasion now under way.

Our aim is to have the Tarkine declared a World Heritage listed National Park and returned to the Aboriginal people of Tasmania. But this cannot happen without a change in the collective political will in Tasmania.

To achieve that goal, at the next Tasmanian election, more people will need to vote for candidates committed to protecting the Tarkine. We need your support to make this possible.

Help us mount this important campaign with its simple message. Vote Tarkine - it's in your hands.

Budget Overview

Organising team  $22 600

Our great campaign team will need some extra hands on deck to make sure Vote Tarkine becomes a major election issue.

Outdoor Advertising $14 350

Bus advertising and coreflute election posters around Tasmania. We want to strategically place stunning images of the Tarkine across the state to raise awareness of the urgent plight of one of Earth's last great wilderness areas.

Cinema and Social Media Advertising $17 000

Broadcasting the beauty, uniqueness and plight of the Tarkine is fundamental to our campaign's success.

Public Events $25 000

We will rally people, march the streets, establish conservation camps in ancient forests threatened by logging, host public meetings and candidate forums across Tasmania to ensure our campaign is loud, highly visible and impossible to ignore. 

TOTAL $88 950

This is more than we are asking from our crowdfunding supporters but we have a plan for raising the additional $29 000 if needs be. If we reach this full amount on Pozible this will mean more time on the campaign trail and less time fundraising.

Potential Challenges

Our challenge is how to raise the voice for the environment and threatened wild places in elections that often forget the environment or set out policies to continue destruction of natural and cultural values is our challenge.

A challenge we are prepared to face with passion, commitment and enthusiasm for environmental protection and protection of takayna / Tarkine.

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33 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$10 +Vote Tarkine StickersPack of 3 stickers, illustrated by Bob Brown Foundation graphic designer Manderlee Anstice.
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AU$20 +Lobster, Devil & Owl StickerProtect takayna / Tarkine sticker, illustrated by Jen Sanger.
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AU$30 +All GoneTarkine CalendarWild mushrooms calendar featuring Tasmanian mushrooms, illustrated by Carl Whittaker.
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AU$30 +CD - Portrait of Bob BrownFeaturing one of the world 's leading contemporary pianists Michael Kieran Harvey with Tasmanian violinist Emily Sheppard. This special CD includes Michael Kieran Harvey's original composition, Portrait of Bob Brown, Emily Sheppard’s solo piece for viola and voice, Aftermath, inspired by her visit to the Tarkine and the premiere of Harvey’s piano/violin version of Homage to Liszt.
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AU$40 +Vote Tarkine SetA set of 2 posters and 4 postcards, illustrated by Manderlee Anstice and Jen Sanger.
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AU$45 +Soaring Eagle Bag100% organic cotton Australian-made calico bag, illustrated by Manderlee Anstice.
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AU$50 +All GoneBox of BobIn Balfour St - 14 poems written by Bob Brown. Now out of print, this small book is a rare and collectable item. Portrait of Bob Brown is a CD produced by Hobart writer Arjun Von Caemmerer with works by internationally acclaimed Tasmanian pianist Michael Kieran Harvey and violinist Emily Sheppard.
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AU$50 +The Balfour Correspondent - signed by the author.During 1912, fourteen-year old Sylvia McArthur, writes to a Tasmanian newspaper from Tasmania's wilds. Her letters from Balfour, in the Tarkine, have been forgotten for a century. Author James Dryburgh answers her letters, creating a strangely powerful dialogue across time and space. A haunting and evocative portrait of this young woman and the heart of the Tarkine where she lived and died. Published by Bob Brown Foundation.
46 Chosen | 54 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$50 +Tarkine greeting card packA pack of six beautiful greetings cards, featuring images from Tarkine in Motion artists. Inside blank for your own message.
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AU$50 +Bob Brown greeting card packPack of six greeting cards, each featuring a beautiful photo by Bob Brown. Inside blank for your own message.
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AU$60 +Save takayna / Tarkine t-shirtUnisex tee featuring threatened species including the Tasmanian Devil, Giant Freshwater Crayfish and Masked Owl. Artwork by Jen Sanger. Printed in Australia on 100% organic cotton, certified Fair Ware product.
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AU$75 +Bag of TarkineCampaign for the Tarkine on the street with your new calico bag, a poster and a sticker.
25 Chosen | 75 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2018
AU$80 +Tarkine Book SpecialBob Brown Foundation's two Tarkine books - takayna makuminya / Tarkine Trails and The Balfour Correspondent.
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AU$100 +Tasmanian Devil PinLimited edition lapel pin, hand cast in Tasmania, featuring the Tasmanian Devil, one of the endangered animals who call the Tarkine home.
70 Chosen | 30 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2018
AU$200 +All GoneDevil Footprints by Bob BrownTasmanian Devil footprints in takayna / Tarkine. Photographed by Bob Brown. Signed A3 print on archival paper.
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AU$300 +Tarkine Art / Writing JournalLimited edition journal on 100% recycled paper. Stunning takayna / Tarkine illustrations by more than 20 artists.
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AU$700 +Tarkine by Rob BlakersStunning aerial photograph of takayna / Tarkine rainforest wilderness by one of Tasmania's most celebrated photographers, Rob Blakers. Signed A2 print on archival paper.
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AU$880 +Sylvia by Barbie KjarCreated by renowned Tasmanian artist Barbie Kjar, these drypoint etching and relief prints are limited editions, each signed and numbered by the artist. The print of Sylvia, the young writer at the heart of The Balfour Correspondent, was made specially for the book. Only 10 prints were produced so these are very special artworks. Comes with a copy of The Balfour Correspondent, signed by the author. 30 cm x 42 cm
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AU$3900 +Kerry Martin PaintingsStunning oil paintings of Tasmania by Kerry Martin, with each painting highlighting a different season. (appx 1.2 m x 1.3m) A catalogue of the paintings is available from our website at
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AU$7500 +Painting by Hugh EdwardsTitled Bob Brown, Up Over, Down Under, Hugh’s portrait of Bob was one of the 30 featured artworks chosen for the 2017 ‘Salon des Refuses’ as part of the alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection exhibitions. Within this artwork, Hugh has carefully placed 115 of Australia’s endangered animals. The work comes hand-signed with an artist statement from Hugh and the summary list of animals with scientific names. (Acrylic, appx. 120cm x 150cm, unframed)
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