New Year 2014 – and Hopes Are High!

Environment Leader Greets Our Call

Our first mail in 2014 has brought a card from the most famous name in Australian environmentalism – Bob Brown, applauding our campaign to have the United Nations grant World Heritage Listing to Royal National Park.

He salutes as “magnificent” the book we commissioned, The First National Park, . . . → Read More: New Year 2014 – and Hopes Are High!

Excited to be Invited!

From Drummoyne, a lover of Royal National Park writes: “I spent childhood years in the Shire and frequently rambled in the Park. And though marriage took me away, I regularly brought my four children back for ‘explorations’ of the Park. So I’m excited to be invited to the Launch of Dr Mosley’s book… Yes, . . . → Read More: Excited to be Invited!

SHOOTING Could Bring Down Premier!

The Dire Warning. “Barry O’Farrell has been warned of a ‘major risk’ that bushwalkers and parks staff will be killed or seriously injured if the state government goes ahead with its plan to allow amateur hunters into national parks.” (Heath Aston, Political Editor, Sun-Herald, 23 Dec 2012).

The Premier Is Responsible. Against his government’s . . . → Read More: SHOOTING Could Bring Down Premier!

Promotional pamphlet for World Heritage Listing of the Royal Reserves

Copy of the content of our pamphlet promoting world heritage listing of the Royal Reserves . . . → Read More: Promotional pamphlet for World Heritage Listing of the Royal Reserves

Report to the Director DEP on Helensburgh fro discussion at Urban Planning and Development Committee Meeting 1985

The second of three seminal reports in the urban development of Helensburgh. . . . → Read More: Report to the Director DEP on Helensburgh fro discussion at Urban Planning and Development Committee Meeting 1985

Impact of Helensburgh, Otford and Stanwell Tops on their surrounding natural environment, report to DEP 1984

This is a copy of one of the seminal reports in the planning for the urban development of Helensburgh. . . . → Read More: Impact of Helensburgh, Otford and Stanwell Tops on their surrounding natural environment, report to DEP 1984

A Thousand Books in a Great Cause!

Plus Pictures of Park, Plants, Possums…

Excitement here! We are taking delivery of the thousand books that will underpin our submission for World Heritage Listing of Royal National Park.

It’s a big book, it’s full of powerful arguments, and its adorned by supporting colour pictures – a handful presented here.

We’ll get the book . . . → Read More: A Thousand Books in a Great Cause!

A Leap Forward at the Start of 2012!

Excitement is building in our campaign to achieve World Heritage Listing of the “Royal Reserves” – that is, the trio of Royal National Park and its adjacent Heathcote National Park and Garawarra State Recreation Area.

The immediate stimulus comes from completion of the draft of our comprehensive Mosley Report, drafted by Dr Geoff Mosley, . . . → Read More: A Leap Forward at the Start of 2012!

Organising to Hasten a Result

Uloola Falls, RNP. Photograph: Phil Smith

Support for World Heritage Listing of Royal National Park (RNP) continues to widen – confronting leaders of the campaign with great expectations of a not-too-distant decision, first by the Australian Government, second by the United Nations agency UNESCO.

Special visit to Sydney. Dr Geoff Mosley, leading authority . . . → Read More: Organising to Hasten a Result

More on the Widening Campaign for Royal’s Listing

Great interest was aroused when this column announced the reserving in 1824 of the Bundanoon Gullies in the Southern Highlands in recognition of their immense natural beauty and recreational value. In 1824!

Hey, that was much less than half a century since the Colony of New South Wales was set up by Governor Phillip’s . . . → Read More: More on the Widening Campaign for Royal’s Listing