Te Rapunga at the Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart

February 11, 2019

Te Rapunga logo

Erika Grundmann, author of Dark Sun, and Tracy Thomas from Bruny Island Coastal Retreats, appear on ABC Radio to talk about the restoration of Te Rapunga and the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.

Follow this link to ABC Radio to hear the audio and fast forward to the 55 minute mark.

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Te Rapunga loaded on a truck

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The journey of Te Rapunga from New Zealand to Tasmania

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White bellied sea eagle

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Te Rapunga in Auckland at the start of the Trans Tasman Race, 1934

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Unloading a car at Brooke St Pier

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Travelling to South Bruny Island

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