So much of history is shrouded in fog much like this blanket I captured on a morning run across the Golden Gate Bridge.
This image was further distorted in PhotoShop to represent the distortions almost always present as we look at events of the past.
Good teachers of history will help students to identify the mysteries and to appreciate them. We will never know for sure, for example, what Joan of Arc said at her first trial because there were several different men recording those words and some of them complained in a later trial that the official transcript differed from what they recorded.
Ironically, the search for truth is better served by honestly confronting the fog and the mystery rather than imposing an interpretation or view that is artificial.
As you think of the discovery, exploration and early settlement of Tasmania by Europeans, what are 4-5 important mysteries that may never be settled but remain worth our attention and capable of stimulating both curiosity and imagination?