The Pieman River goldfield (1877-85)
Australia's maritime goldfield
- heavily reliant on coastal shipping
- hazardous crossings of the Pieman River bar
- waterways used for transport (by dug-out Huon pine canoe)
- waterways utilised for food
From the lower Pieman to Long Plain,
Lucy Spur to the Longback...
Alfresco dining Pieman-Style
Some old personalities of the
(Below) hoteliers Gam and Lydia Webster (left and right),
prospector and track cutter Tom Moore (below centre),
replete with thylacine-skin cap, dogs and fake snow.
Gam Webster was also a pioneer prospector at the Pieman.
of the Pieman diggings
(Clockwise from left) Tasmanian cave spider (Hickmania troglodytes),
beads of moisture on a web in an adit at Golden Ridge,
another cave spider and a cave cricket.