The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) is a division of the Department of the Environment. The Division undertakes science programs and research projects to contribute to an understanding of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. It conducts and supports collaborative research programs with other Australian and international organizations.
Kingston Beach Golf Club, the southernmost 18 hole championship course in Australia, is one of Southern Tasmania’s Premier Golf Courses, situated just south of Hobart on the beautiful Channel Coast. A challenging Par 71 course, the beautiful water views from the Club house and 1st/2nd Tees and abundant bird life throughout will leave you with lasting memories.
The route followed by today’s Alum Cliff Track has long been a coastal path used by local people. In more recent years, the track, which climbs from Tyndall Beach (adjacent Kingston Beach) through coastal blue gum forest with tall silver banksias. The track then winds up through silver peppermint bushland, dips into a glorious fern-filled gully, before rising again onto headlands for commanding views over Storm Bay and the Derwent Estuary.
A shot tower is a tower designed for the production of small diameter shot balls by freefall of molten lead, which is then caught in a water basin. The shot is primarily used for projectiles in shotguns, and also for ballast, radiation shielding and other applications where small lead balls are useful.