November 21, 2017

Wednesday 15th

Today was a day that I will always remember. There was not particular moment or event that made it so spectacular, but rather the combination of every part of the day that made the whole experience, like a timeless album. Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” or Radioh...

November 20, 2017

Sunday 12th

I had a slow morning with Glenda and Eleanor before saying goodbye and meeting my friend Lucy in town (who I know from when I first volunteered at Wollangarra in 2015).

After figuring out a plan for the day, Lucy drove her car to where we would finish the day...

November 11, 2017

One of the main messages of 1900 Footprints is my belief that we should all slow our lives down a little, take away the distractions and connect with nature at a deeper level. 

So why then would I post all over social media platforms on such a frequent basis? 

The t...

November 11, 2017

Stepping off the Spirit of Tasmania and into Devonport I was a mix of emotions. I was glad to be able to get back on the road again; it was great to relax a bit and see friends in Melbourne but I felt as though I had been sucked into the city and lost the momentum of t...

November 6, 2017

Australia has laws that theoretically guarantee the protection of our native flora and fauna. Unfortunately, when other vested interests come into play these laws are often not effective. Such is the current fate of Victoria’s animal emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum. 


November 5, 2017

I know people who are amazing naturalists and communicators. When I hear these people talk or write about animals and plants it’s truly fascinating. But I’m not a research scientist. I don’t see myself as a naturalist, or even as someone who communicates interesting ti...

November 1, 2017

Tuesday 31/10

My friend and namesake Dan O’Brien met me at Fraser’s house in the morning. Dan has previously worked at Mittagundi, the sister organisation to Wollangarra, and was the one who had organised my massage the night before. Today he would be walking with me th...

October 30, 2017

Camped on the edge of the Nepean Highway, it was inevitable that I would be woken early by the stream of traffic making its way to myriad destinations to begin a new day. Despite this I still managed to snooze through two alarms and wake up late. Overnight it had raine...

October 29, 2017

It’s interesting, even though I’m constantly on some type of road or path being passed by cars and getting stopped to talk to well-wishers, for the majority of the time I feel quite disconnected from civilisation. I have also begun to notice the difference between peop...

October 28, 2017

I woke up to a house quickly emptying of my hosting family, so made sure to get a photo before I was left to my own devices. Then after a quick breakfast I was away and heading to the Main Street of Barwon Heads to meet Catherine, whom I know from Wollangarra, with who...

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There are over 1900 species in danger of extinction in Australia. Tristan is walking from Adelaide to Melbourne and around Tasmania to raise money and awareness for conservation activities to protect these species.

100% of donations received will Proudly Support:

BioR will use funds raised by 1900 Footprints to restore and maintain a species-rich conservation block near Monarto, South Australia

 Funds for Wollangarra will sponsor 

disadvantaged young people to attend life-changing outdoor courses in the Victorian mountains.

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