Listen to Why They Call it the Pieman River
At the controls is Blackie Stewart (Corinna, Tasmania)
It struck me as curious. How does a Tasmanian river come to be called the Pieman River? Recently, while spending some time with the crew of the “Fatman” ferry, Tasmania’s smallest, remotest punt, I found out why.
In the interview you’re about to hear, I’m hanging out with ferry operator Blackie Stewart in the Fatman’s wheelhouse. After he’s explained the punt’s workings, he moves onto the river’s name.
Ready for the sorta’ creepy story? Then click the audio player below.
Gary and Beryl
Bernie-Got your lovely post-card of the punt- fabulous eh? we check in every now and again-I have a soft spot for Tassie as you know.
ha i see ya still aint talking funny or is maybe we talk funny here.