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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Not Happy Barry - No Hunting in National Parks

When I am not chasing Orchids to photograph, I am campaigning against the prospect of accidentally being shot in a local National Park.

There was a No Hunting in National Parks Rally held in Bowral today. Great weather helped with the roll up, and our appreciation of the speakers.

  • Clr JIM CLARK        Welcome to all; Welcome to Country and to introduce Peter Moran.
  • PETER MORAN   Greens Candidate for Throsby, to MC the event.  
  • DAVID SHOEBRIDGE  MLC. Greens spokesperson on the Environment.
  • STEVE CASLICK (Public Service Association)
  • TONY HILL, President, National Parks Association and member of South Coast Regional Advisory Board of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • DENIS WILSON, Australasian Native Orchid Society, and Robertson resident.
  • MARK SELMES, from Mt Rae Forest, near Taralga, speaking on behalf of Goulburn Field Naturalists.
Photos from the Rally are visible at my Facebook Album. This is a public album, you do not need to be a Member of Facebook to view them.

Photo of me explaining why I am at risk
when crouching down in the undergrowth
photographing tiny Orchids.
(Photo by Andrew Lambkin)
my friend Caroline, from Bowral.
Mark Selmes from Mt Rae Forest
speaking on behalf of Goulburn Field Naturalists
An imaginative Wombat
expressing its view about the prospect of
Hunting in National Parks.


Brigid O'Carroll Walsh said...

Good on Caroline with here placard. Women's voices weren't on the agenda ... but Caroline was graciously allowed to carry a placard! Anyway, glad you spoke Denis.

Denis Wilson said...

The event was planned and organised by women.
Some appear reluctant to take a public stance against the shooting lobby - for reasons which are not entirely understood by me.
If you look at the full album of the rally (linked in this Blog), you will see lots of women present holding their banners and home-made signs.