"The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future. It stays to shape what we are and what we do."
Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia, Inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, August 1996.

San Remo Wattle bark

"John Griffith was a Tasnianian merchant who specialised in whaling and sealing. His ship 'Elizabeth' was the first to harvest wattle bark from the local trees in 1834. During the 1840s, after the collapse of the wattle bark industry, the port grew due to the local timber and farming industries."

Source: Taken from a display in San Remo photographed in May 2022.