Nothing like spending some glorious research time in Hobart, Tasmania, particularly walking the city Rivulet. The entire walk can take 2 hours, but we broke it into smaller sections and approached each walk with different research questions in mind. In preparing for our walk we spotted a post online that mentioned a platypus sighting. A better part of a morning was spent looking deep into the rock and stream crevices for this shy creature.
On a second walk we walked towards the Cascade Brewery, the former site of the Cascades Female Factory. The walk provided an opportunity to think about how walking connects place, time, and people and in particular the relationship between walking and violence. Specifically we asked questions about the way history is embedded in walking in the present.