Devils in the Land of Diemen’s

By Aaron Smith, Contributing Reporter

HOBART - All Vivi knew of Tasmania, Australia's southernmost state, was what most people knew – the cartoon character, The Tasmanian Devil. But there is a lot more to it than the fictionalized version of a mammal endemic to this island state.

Although Tasmania is closer to the Equator than Rome, we didn’t feel it, with icy winds blowing in straight from Antarctica that brought in spring temperatures of a bracing eleven degrees. As the original penal colony for the rest of Australia which was England's penal colony - Tasmania, originally called Van Diemen’s . . .

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