Our Logo

TPA Logo

The creation of the logo for the Tasmanian Pagan Alliance Inc was a joint effort of a handful of our members.
The overall design represents the Wheel of the Year. The colours of the leaves represent the pattern the wheel takes in a 'sunwise' or anti-clockwise direction. The leaves are from the native Tasmanian Nothofagus gunnii.

Wheel of the Year
The Wheel of the Year is the annual cycle of 8 solar and agricultural festivals many pagans observe and celebrate. We chose this symbol because many events hosted by the Tasmanian Pagan Alliance, Inc. are focused on these festivals, a core part of what we do. More details on the festivals coming soon.

Sunwise
In the Southern Hemisphere, the sun travels from East to West, curving toward the North. This means that the sun travels anti-clockwise. This is often the directions pagans choose to create sacred space, and it's the direction the colours of the leaves in our logo change.

Nothofagus gunnii - Tasmania's Deciduous Beech
Also known as: Fagus, Tangle Foot
The "Fagus" tree grows to around 2 metres in dense stands in alpine regions in Tasmania. 70% of all Fagus grows inside the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. The tree features twisted, low to the ground branches, with small indented leaves with a "crinkle cut" appearance.
The easiest places to visit the Fagus are around Lake Fenton and Tarn Shelf in Mt Field National Park, and The Loop Track around Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain. There is also a large display around Crater Lake, however this is a longer walk from the Dove Lake Carpark compared with The Loop Track.
The Fagus is the only native tree in Australia which is autumn deciduous. It's this unique quality which led us to use its leaves in our logo. During late April and May, the Fagus leaves change from a vibrant green, to hues of yellow, gold, red and orange. It is traditional amongst bushwalkers to visit "The Turning of the Fagus" on ANZAC Day weekend (April 25th).