Vale Beth Williams

Lynne Hosking, President, Armidale Branch NPA

Beth was deeply committed and concerned for the preservation of native flora and fauna in healthy landscapes, terrestrial and riparian.

Her activism began in the 1960’s with concern over a road proposed through New England National Park. She also became concerned with the plight of northern NSW rainforests threatened by logging in places such as Terania.

Vale Bob Salt

The Friends of Berowra Valley are sad to report the death of founding chair, Robert ‘Bob’ Salt OAM on Easter Monday at Bowden Brae Nursing Home.

Bob was largely instrumental in having the Berowra Valley Regional Park declared the Berowra Valley National Park in 2012. He contributed important sections to the Guide to Berowra Valley Regional Park published in 2004 and was involved in the production of the Walking Guide to Berowra Valley National Park in 2014.

Vale Nature Champions

Vale Dr Graeme Worboys AM

We note with sadness the recent passing of Dr Graeme Worboys AM.  Graeme’s extraordinary career reached the most senior levels in the National Parks and Wildlife before moving into academic and advocacy roles that saw him become an internationally acclaimed expert in protected area management.  His publications have influenced conservation management on the international stage, while this year’s “Kosciusko- A great national park” stands as testimony to his knowledge and passion for the Australian Alps.  A giant of conservation and friend to NPA who will be sorely missed.  

Vale Peter Hitchcock AM

The recent death of Peter Phillip Hitchcock AM was met with grief among conservationists world-wide. The Sydney Morning Herald obituary https://www.smh.com.au/national/peter-hitchcock-champion-of-nature-conservation-20190522-p51pwt.html summarises his background and national and international achievements in nature conservation. Peter was awarded the Order of Australia and international accolades.