A life of outstanding service to country and community
With the passing of Margaret Thorsborne we mourn the loss not only of our (Wildlife Preservation) Society’s patron and one of its longest-serving members, but also one of Queensland’s most revered and beloved champions of our wildlife and natural heritage.
Born on 3 June 1927, Margaret was the daughter of Constance (nee Keys) and Lionel Kemp-Pennefather, both of whom had given extraordinary service in the most horrific arenas of the first world war: her father with the AIF and her mother with the Australian Army Nursing Service.
Their influence on Margaret imbued her with a great compassion for others, a respect for life in all its forms, and a deep love of nature – and with this came an immense sense of responsibility.
By Professor Iain McCalman, Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute
Published 26 September 2018
Sydney Environment Institute's Iain McCalman, shares the story of how poet Judith Wright’s small community coalition helped win the First Reef War, and reflects on what lessons we can learn from that victory, for today’s fight for the Great Barrier Reef.
Even a small memory may fill in a gap in our knowledge of the events that culminated in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and later the Wet Tropics rainforests.
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WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU
Celebrating the Past and Influencing the Future, a forum at Ninney Rise.
You can listen to audios and photos of all presentations and Q and A's from the forum held at Ninney Rise as part of the Ellison Reef - Saved, 50th Anniversary events.
Ninney Rise is not currently open to the public for visitation.
Ninney Rise is for hire for limited functions. All enquires to
the secretary, Sandal Hayes
T. 0418 508 349 or email email@example.com
FoNR is run entirely by volunteers and we endeavour to answer your enquiry as promptly as possible.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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