Bob Brown Foundation establishes campaign and office in Melbourne

Media Release 29.11.2015

Tarkine – Huskisson River wilderness. Photo: Rob Blakers

Bob Brown Foundation presents at the Deakin Edge Fed Square on Saturday 5 Dec 2015 at 6pm

Hear from Bob Brown at Deakin Edge as he speaks about one of the world’s last great wild places, takayna/Tarkine. Bob Brown will launch the Bob Brown Foundation’s Melbourne campaign, welcoming the Foundation’s new campaigner, Shelley Waterland, who will be based in the Foundation’s new Melbourne campaign centre.

Bob Brown will be joined by Australian comedian, Corinne Grant for this special event which features a unique performance by a group of Tasmanian Aboriginal women, muka nawnta, along with short films and a stunning photographic exhibition from the Tarkine in Motion project.

Tasmania’s magnificent takayna/Tarkine boasts 450,000 hectares of mountains, ancient Aboriginal cultural sites, jagged coastlines, towering sand dunes, wild rivers and Australia’s largest temperate rainforest. Yet virtually the whole area remains unprotected, with mining, logging and off-road vehicles and constant threat to the natural and cultural values of this remarkable place.

Come along and be introduced to takayna/Tarkine and the Bob Brown Foundation’s campaign to protect the 450,000 hectares as a National Park and listing as World Heritage.

See more at:

Jenny Weber 0427 366 929

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