Andrew Darby

Andrew Darby

Andrew Darby is the Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media. His focus is on Australia's interests south of 40 Degrees South - Tasmania, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. He is the author of the internationally published Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling

Port Arthur visit leaves Melbourne couple caught by fires

Andrew Darby Tourist couple found themselves caught up in Tasmania's worst bushfire in years.

Tasmanian bushfire damage grows

Smoke from a bushfire billows over beach goers at Carlton, about 20 kilometres east of Hobart.

Andrew Darby A bushfire that tore through the Tasmanian town of Dunalley on Friday has burned on to spread and take dozens more properties.

A year in the branch office

Miranda Gibson.

Andrew Darby IT'S lonely at the top for Miranda Gibson. A year ago she climbed a gum tree on the cold fringe of the Tasmanian wilderness and promised to stay until it was forever safe from logging.

Overland gets top job in Tasmania

Chief Commissioner Simon Overland

Andrew Darby The controversial former Victorian police chief commissioner, Simon Overland, is Hobart-bound, to run Tasmania's Justice Department.