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'A Walk in the Park' showcases Tasmania's parks


Tasmania's stunning national parks have been featured in a new audiovisual package produced by a local production company, Sound Connexions Multimedia Pty Ltd.

What began as a series of radio interviews about Tasmania's national parks has been turned into a visually appealing CD-DVD package that showcases the parks, Parks and Wildlife Service staff and others with a passion for these special places.

The Minister for Parks and Heritage, Judy Jackson, said 'A Walk in the Park - Tasmania' is an appealing audiovisual experience that enables listeners to visit through words and images some of the State's more remote regions and discover the stories of those with a special connection to these places.

'A Walk in the Park - Tasmania' was recorded with Parks staff, scientists, Aboriginal people and artists at a number of Tasmanian national parks, including Narawntapu, Mt William, Freycinet, Maria Island, Bruny Island, Tasman, Hartz Mountains, Mt Field, South West and Lake St Clair.

The interviews undertaken by Jane Stapleton and Roger Penny from Sound Connexions Multimedia explore the history of the parks, reasons for their reservation, geology and special plants and animals.

"The presenters, Jane Stapleton and Roger Penny of Sound Connexions Multimedia Pty Ltd, are to be congratulated for their initiative and for the high quality recording and images," said Ms Jackson.

"This production will not only appeal to those with a special affection for these areas, but will also add value to the experience of visiting our parks and reserves.

"Each park is covered very thoroughly with information about why these areas were reserved as parks, stories about the park and future challenges faced by these places."

The CD/DVD package has been produced by ABC Audio and is available at ABC shops and selected outlets around Tasmania.