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作者コメント なぜこの世界遺産を選んだか、一番の理由は単純にタスマニアについて関心があったからです。理由は某漫画で頻繁に紹介されていたのでかなり印象に残っていました。世界遺産がタスマニアにあるならじゃあ調べてみて、その漫画をまた読み直したらまた違った感情が生れるのではないかということが一番の目的でもありました。それにオーストラリアは日本からは遠いですが何かと食材等でお世話になっている国だし、なじみのある国だと思います。資料も多いと思ったので。私の中でオーストラリアは人生で一回は行ってみたい国でもありますし、もちろんタスマニア原生地域を生で見てみたいと思います。この授業を通して初めてこのようなHPを製作したので、かなり不十分な個所があると思います。しかし、この様に自分の成果を形にすることができて良かったと思います。これをご覧になりオーストラリア、タスマニアに行ってみたいという人があれば幸いです。   <青山学院大学 経済学部3年 駒井亮太>

Pre-reading Questions:
1.Where is Tasmania?

Tasmania primeval region introduction

Date of Inscription:1982 Extension: 1989 Criteria: (iii)(iv)(vi)(vii)(viii)(ix)(x)

Brief Description:
In a region that has been subjected to severe glaciation, these parks and reserves, with their steep gorges, covering an area of over 1 million ha, constitute one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world. Remains found in limestone caves attest to the human occupation of the area for more than 20,000 years.
Official UNESCO page for Tasmanian Wilderness

Reading Passage


  Tasmania is an island roughly the size of West Virginia, located 240 km off the south-east corner of mainland Australia. Next stop south is Antarctica, 2000 km away.Encircled by the Southern Ocean, Tasman Sea and Bass Strait, we breathe the world’s cleanest air and rejoice in pure water and fertile soils ? our wine and food are acclaimed around the world. The purest on the earth water and air produce beautiful nature such as a rich forest, the deep lake, and the thaw water swamp, tens of kind of wildflowers, and a wild valley and mountain stream where clear water flow. The population of Tasmania is 488,700. Main centres are Hobart the capital city with Launceston Burnie and Devonport. Hobart is an intriguing blend of heritage and lifestyle, scenery and vibrant culture. It’s a city defined by the river and sea. Take a harbour cruise, or drive to the summit of Mt Nelson or Mt Wellington, and you’ll understand our maritime focus - suburbs hug the Derwent River, city buildings cluster around the docks and the estuary broadens into Storm Bay and the distant sea. Twenty-five kilometres and 100 years from the busy city is the historic town of Richmond - in the narrow cells of the old Richmond Gaol, Tasmania’s convict past seems just a clink of chains away. Close by are the neat vineyards and wineries of the Coal River Valley, home of superb cool-climate wines. Over a third of the state is reserved in a network of National Parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, a refuge and habitat for rare plants and animals, including survivors of the ancient southern super continent, Gondwana. The main animal that lives in Tasmania is a Tasmania devil, a duckbill, and a wombat, etc.

Region of world heritage is in southwest of Tasmania Island covering Cradle Mt and Lake St Clair and occupy 20% of Entire Island, covering a wild area of 14 thousand hectare. Cradle Mountain: In 1827 Joseph Fossey, a surveyor with the Van Diemen's Land Company, saw a dramatic mountain peak at the northern end of what is now the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the World Heritage Area. He immediately named the peak Cradle Mountain, and as soon as you see it you will know why he chose the name. Lake St Clair: This lake is the deepest in Australia (190 metres / 623 feet), scooped out by glaciers 10,000 years ago during the Ice Age. High dolerite cliffs rise sheer from the water and there is a drowned moraine at the southern end. King Island: King Island is off the north-west tip of Tasmania, about halfway across Bass Strait. Wild seas surround the rocky coast - there are more than 70 submerged shipwrecks and four lighthouses, one on each coast. From the northern one at Cape Wickham, if the day is clear, you’ll see mainland Australia. Wilderness, heritage, art & culture, wine & food ? they’re waiting for you in Tasmania.

The population of Tasmania is 488,700. Main centres are Hobart (the capital city with 203,600 people) Launceston (98,500) Burnie (18,000) and Devonport (25,000) ・ Tasmania has more than 2000 km of walking tracks and 18 national parks. ・ The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.38 million hectares. ・ Hobart has the nation’s second-lowest rainfall (626 mm or 24 inches) of all Australian capital cities. ・ The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21°C (70°). Winter’s average is 12°C (52°).

fertile soils




vibrant culture

World Heritage

Joseph Fossey

Van Diemen's Land Company

Web Sites

Information about Tasmania
カンタスホリデーズ 世界遺産
UNESCO World Heritage Centre > World Heritages > Tasmania Wilderness

by Ryota Komai, Aoyama Gakuin College of Economics

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