Estuary: below the surface
Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
kanamaluka/Tamar estuary has been an important part of the lives of Tasmanians for more than 40,000 years. Today, this complex waterway is central to the identity of people living in Launceston and the Tamar Valley.
The estuary is facing big challenges from climate change, population growth, pollution, and invasive plant and animal species.
We are continually learning about how this fascinating estuary functions and how a healthy system benefits us all. This exhibition highlights the physical aspects of kanamaluka/Tamar estuary, some of its history, and lets you see the alien but beautiful world that is just below the surface.