Coupe Portraits: Walking the Damaged Forests of East Gippsland (Gunaikurnai Country)

By and | 1 May 2021

Mt Alfred – coupe 735-502-0004 (Tambo)

Text by Louise Crisp | photograph by Lisa Roberts

Mt Alfred – Nuggur-yowatie

Coupe city my friend says – there’s not much forest left standing
between the coupes – VicForests strip mining since the seventies
I walk into a tree a hollow a human-sized hollow knowing it’s the last
old tree for 200 years: from colony to coupe the past encapsulates the present

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