Advances in Our Campaign

With the campaign enjoying unanimous expressions of support, we sent our reps to inspect the official books that won the day for World Heritage Listing of the Blue Mountains National Park (in 1998). This was instructive.

Major report. The key BMNP report was written by Dr Geoff Mosley, the recognised authority on Australia’s many national parks. Good news is that he has undertaken to write our report. We will produce it in book form for presentation to the Australian Government which will in turn present it to the United Nations (UNESCO).

We will use all the resources of the recent printing revolution to offer a polished and colourful book.

Also a compelling “lobby book”. This will be used by our supporters to “lobby” politicians, academics and others to support the cause. They will be asked for short letters, including need to add Garawarra State Conservation Area and Heathcote National Park to Royal National Park. This book too will contain lovely colour photos that illustrate significant features, along with brief text.

And eventually a celebratory book. Because we are very confident, we are looking forward to producing a celebratory coffee table style book, full of beautiful and inspiring photos that will be a lasting record of the WHL campaign.

New research keeps coming forward. Mention must be made of impressive research done by Helensburgh historian Allan House, who does not question the “firstness” in Australia of Royal National Park (1879), but who brings to light new evidence on Yellowstone which, he believes, deserves to be called “first” from 1872. We have sent his research to Geoff Mosley for an opinion

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