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Peter Gutwein in the final kilometres of his $50,000 Burnie to Hobart walk

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Peter Gutwein in Kempton on Saturday. Image / Pulse

Former Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein is just one day away from arriving in Hobart on his walk from the state’s north to south, raising money and awareness for Tasmania’s multicultural community.

Gutwein’s 350km journey was sparked by constant stories of racially motivated attacks against multicultural Tasmanians, including a recent incident which saw a Hobart taxi driver assaulted at his home.


“I firmly believe that Tasmania is an inclusive place, a respectful place, but unfortunately at times we let ourselves down,” he told media while on the southern leg of his journey.

Gutwein, who is now the chair of the Migrant Resource Centre, said the walk aimed to raise funds and start conversations about the positive contributions migrants make to the state.

Peter Gutwein stops at Bunch in Oatlands on Friday. Image / Supplied

The former premier said his favourite parts of the walk included the coastline between Burnie and Devonport and the agricultural areas of the Midlands.

The walk will finish with a celebration and barbecue at the Montrose Foreshore Community Park at 11:30am on Sunday, with those wanting to join Gutwein on the last half an hour of his journey encouraged to meet at the GASP Pavilion on the Brooker Highway at 10:45am.

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