Devils, Tigers, a Hollywood actor and Alexander — 12 Comments

  1. What a wonderful first blog, Robert. I had no idea that Eroll Flynn came from Tasmania too! Looking forward very much to reading your future posts. I certainly share your desire to promote greater awareness of the Alexander Technique and its many and various benefits.

  2. Hi Robert,
    We had a wonderful AUSTAT conference in Wynyard Tasmania in 2009. It was a great conference with Jean Clark from UK as our special guest. The Wynyard Council on hearing a bunch of AT teachers were coming put on a very warm welcome with Tasmanian wine, cheeses and local produce.Yum. There in the tourist centre where we supped was a great sculpture of FM Alexander for some reason made from paper? But there it was. Later on we visited Table Cape- so close to where FM grew up . There under a windswept sky was a plaque saying this was the birthplace of one of Australia’s 200 great figures of history a Mr FM Alexander founder of Alexander Technique. I think a visit to Australia and especially Tasmania is “de rigeur ” for anyone serious about Alexander Technique. While here come and say hello.

    • Thanks for the information Michael. I do remember seeing a photo of FM’s paper sculpture in one of the AT newsletters. Maybe you can help raise his visibility in the Tasmanian/Australian web world? If enough people send emails, it could make a difference.

  3. I grew up in the original home of Frederick Alexander at Table Cape in Tasmania. My father lived in the house since he was a little boy. Recently my parents moved out of the house, however they have made it available as farm accommodation on the Stayz website under the name “Table Cape Farm House”. It was such a lovely place to grow up and I am not at all surprised that the technique and insights were developed in such a location 🙂

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