• Sumac Blockade, takayna / Tarkine

    Monday, October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM through March 30, 2019
    Sumac Forest, takayna / Tarkine, Tasmania

    Help stop the logging of the old-growth forests by joining our peaceful vigil camp. 

    You can find out more by emailing our Campaign Manager, Jenny Weber, at jenny@bobbrown.org.au

     


     

    takayna / Tarkine contains Australia’s largest temperate rainforest, dating back to the age of the dinosaurs, and some of the richest Aboriginal heritage in the hemisphere. The cleanest air in the world, as measured by the nearby UN monitoring station, blows across the Tarkine’s shores.

    A stronghold for Earth’s largest marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian Devil, and critical habitat for endangered creatures like Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles (Australia’s largest birds of prey), Spotted-tailed Quolls, Tasmania’s largest nocturnal bird, the Masked Owl, and

    the Giant Tasmanian Freshwater Crayfish, Astacopsis gouldi.

    The 40 000 year-old Aboriginal cultural landscape has globally significant values that are under-recognised, unprotected, and repeatedly vandalised by off-road vehicles.

    Such an intact, wild place is extremely rare worldwide.

    Please visit takayna / Tarkine, protect it as World Heritage listed National Park and return it to true Aboriginal ownership.

  • takayna Ultra

    Monday, December 10, 2018 at 09:00 AM through December 17, 2018

    Join our inaugural 70km ultra-marathon event and help save takayna / Tarkine from logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage.

    This event will raise money to support our campaign to have takayna / Tarkine protected as a World Heritage listed National Park, returned to Aboriginal ownership.

    Sign up now for this bucket list, life-changing run across the wild country of takayna / Tarkine.

    Be one of the first to run in the takayna ultra-marathon on April 5th 2019. This run will traverse grass plains, amazing sands tracks along rugged wild coastlines and bush tracks. 

     

     

    Starting beside the dark brown buttongrass tannin-stained Nelson Bay River, the run immerses you immediately in rolling native grass plains and stands of dry eucalypt forest. Open beaches, dunes, and impressive low rocky sections, and more dark rivers and creeks to cross, are dispersed occasionally with fishing shack settlements and extensive Aboriginal heritage. Traversing complex coastal country and a stand of remnant old growth forest adjacent to the Arthur River, this run takes you across wild takayna – an experience you will never forget.

    Places are strictly limited to 100 runners.

    Expressions of interest are being accepted from now until Monday 17 December.

    Register your expression of interest now to ensure you are among the first to be notified when official registrations open at 9am on Monday 17 December 2018.

     

     

     

     

  • Tarkine Art Salon - Dear Tarkine… with love, from Melbourne 59 rsvps

    Friday, December 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM through December 23, 2018
    Australian Catholic University Gallery, 26 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC

    Bob Brown Foundation engages Art & Action in the campaign to defend and protect takayna / Tarkine. One of the last wild places on Earth and still threatened.

    The Tarkine Art Salon brings together artists, people and more than humans in a collaborative body of work curated in salon style to present the diversity of community engaged in expressions of takayna / Tarkine.

    Funds raised from art sales go to support the Bob Brown Foundation campaign for secure protection of the Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park including it's return to Aboriginal ownership.

    Exhibition Opening Night: Friday December 14, 6:30pm

    Kindly supported by the Australian Catholic University.

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  • Our campaign team are coming to Adelaide 6 rsvps

    Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM through December 17, 2018
    Adelaide

    We are coming to Adelaide this weekend to lobby the attendees at the ALP National Labor Conference and we invite you to join us.

    Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning for secure protection of takayna / Tarkine in a World Heritage listed National Park, returned to Aboriginal ownership. With Australia’s largest temperate rainforest, spectacular remote coastline with rich Aboriginal cultural significance and rare and endangered wildlife, official protection requires the Labor or Liberal government to come good.

    Our Campaign Manager Jenny Weber, Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan and Canberra Lobbyist Dan Cass will all be in Adelaide this weekend to hold a peaceful demonstration on Sunday morning and be inside the conference.

    This is a great opportunity for you to meet our campaign team and hear our latest updates. We are also going to screen the Patagonia film takayna, which has not yet premiered in Adelaide.

    There are some key ways that you could help me if you are available. Do you have a data projector we can borrow? Or would you be willing to receive by our placards and banners, by courier, for the Sunday demonstration?   

     

    takayna film screening and campaign update by Bob Brown Foundation Campaign team. 

    • When: Saturday 15th of December 
    • Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm 
    • Where: St Peters Cathedral, Cynthia Poulton Hall, 27 King William Rd, North Adelaide
    • RSVP here (insert weblink) 

     

    Protect takayna / Tarkine Demonstration

    • Please join us for a peaceful demonstration in support of protection for takayna / Tarkine 
    • When: Sunday the 16th of December 
    • Time: 8am - 11am
    • Where: Out the front of the Adelaide Convention Centre where the ALP conference is happening. Meeting place will be confirmed with you after you have RSVPd 

    We look forward to taking action with you.

  • Falls Festival Loo Crew - 2018-19

    Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM through January 01, 2019
    Marion Bay

    Volunteer for Bob Brown Foundation at Falls Festival Marion Bay.

    Volunteers receive a free ticket, premium campsite, hot showers, hot meals and all you need to do is four 4 hour shifts during the festival from 28 Dec to 1 Jan.

    To find out more or to register contact:
    fallsfestival@bobbrown.org.au or call Sarah on 0478 279 943

  • Earth Celebration at the Cygnet Folk Festival

    Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    St James Catholic College Auditorium, Cygnet, TAS

     

     

    Flap your wings and celebrate life on Earth. A short hour of great musicians, songs and stunning videos. Join Bob and a galaxy of great performers in a fast hour firing up the final day of the Cygnet Folk Festival.

    Bring your family and friends

    Entry: Cygnet Folk Festival ticket or a donation at the door

  • Join us in Hobart and learn more about leaving a gift in your Will.

    Saturday, March 02, 2019 at 01:45 PM
    Royal Botanic Gardens, The Riverview Room

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.


Past Events


  • Christmas Party

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    Bob Brown Foundation Office in Hobart, Australia

    Help us celebrate another huge year of Action for Earth.

    Come along, enjoy some snacks and drinks, and join us in thanking all those who've helped make 2018 another wonderful year.

    All welcome!

     

     

  • Launceston Book Launch: Green Nomads, Wild Places

    Friday, December 07, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Petrarch's Bookstore in Launceston, Australia
    Bob Brown and Paul Thomas discuss Green Nomads, Wild Places
    Green Nomads Wild Places is the photographic and written record of Bob Brown and Paul Thomas' three-month adventure across Australia. It was a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe.

    The perfect companion to their previous book together, Green Nomads, that recorded their first 19,000-kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia, Green Nomads, Wild Places continues to remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world.
    Free event. All welcome!
  • Melbourne Book Launch: Green Nomads, Wild Places

    Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Eltham College in Research, Australia

    ELTHAM bookshop, ELTHAM College & Hardie Grant Books are delighted to host Bob Brown and Paul Thomas who will present an informal talk and slideshow Green Nomads, Wild Places.

    Bob Brown's new book is a photographic and written record of a journey that took Bob Brown and his partner Paul Thomas along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe. Bob Brown and Paul Thomas remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world. Green Nomads, Wild Places is a superb companion to Green Nomads, the book of their first 19,000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia, which followed Bob's retirement after 16 years in the Senate.

    Cost: $60.00 includes one signed copy of the book or a $40.00 gift voucher, Bob and Paul’s scintillating talk and refreshments. Free entry for ELTHAM College students.

    Bookings Essential: Prepaid bookings are essential, phone (03) 9439 8700 or visit ELTHAM bookshop, 970 Main Road, Eltham

    More information. 

  • Adelaide Book Launch: Green Nomads, Wild Places

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Burnside Library in Tusmore, Australia

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    If you live in Adelaide, don't miss this launch of Bob Brown and Paul Thomas' new book Green Nomads, Wild Places.

    Green Nomads, Wild Places is a photographic and written record of their three-month adventure across Australia. It was a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe.

    Refreshments provided

    Bookings Essential

    Tickets $15, available from Eventbrite or phone 08 8366 4280

    More information.

  • Perth Book Launch: Green Nomads, Wild Places

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The University of Western Australia in Crawley, Australia

    The City of Perth Library, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and Boffins Books, are delighted to present Bob Brown and Paul Thomas for their author talk on Green Nomads, Wild Places.

    Can't make it? We'll happily have a book signed for you. Call Boffins on 08 9321 5755 to make your arrangement.

    About Green Nomads, Wild Places

    This is a photographic and written record of a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe. Bob Brown and Paul Thomas remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world.

    Green Nomads Wild Places is a superb companion to Green Nomads, the book of their first 19,000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia, which followed Bob's retirement after 16 years in the Senate.

    Tickets $15 (book with ticket options also available) from trybooking.com

    More information.

  • Cygnet Book Launch: Green Nomads, Wild Places

    Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Southern Swan in Cygnet, Australia

    Southern Swan is pleased to host this special event - the launch of Bob Brown and Paul Thomas' new book Green Nomads, Wild Places.

    Green Nomads, Wild Places is a photographic and written record of their three-month adventure across Australia. It was a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe.
     
    The perfect companion to their previous book together, Green Nomads (which recorded their first 19 000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia), Green Nomads, Wild Places continues to remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world.
    This is a free event - all welcome.
  • Hobart Book Launch: Green Nomads, Wild Places

    Friday, November 30, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Dechaineux Theatre in Hobart, Australia

    The Hobart Book Shop is excited to present Bob Brown and Paul Thomas' forthcoming book, Green Nomads, Wild Places. In celebration of the release, we are very pleased to host an evening with Bob and Paul at the Dechaineaux Theatre. The authors will present a slideshow and an informal talk, and will be available for book signings - and of course, the books will be available for sale on the night!

    The perfect companion to their previous book together, Green Nomads (which recorded their first 19 000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia), Green Nomads, Wild Places continues to remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world.

    This is a free event and all are welcome.

  • Watch the World Demand Action 78 rsvps

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 07:30 PM
    Parliament Lawns in Hobart, Australia

     

    In June 2018, Patagonia launched the film takayna.


    In the months that followed, 216 000 people from around the world signing the petition calling for  Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman to nominate takayna / Tarkine for World Heritage protection. On November 27, Patagonia and the Bob Brown Foundation will be hosting a rally outside Parliament House in Hobart in Tasmania to thank all of you who showed your support.

    Join us on the lawns of Parliament to celebrate!

  • BioBlitz 2018 102 rsvps

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 05:00 PM through November 26, 2018
    Riverbend Youth Centre in Scotchtown , Australia

    ***  BIOBLITZ HAS NOW SOLD OUT  ***

     

     

  • Julian Burnside and James Dryburgh in Conversation

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

    You are warmly invited to a conversation with Julian Burnside QC and author of The Balfour Correspondent, James Dryburgh.  

    The Balfour Correspondent is a compelling response to a young girl's letters written to Tasmanian Newspaper, over 100 years ago.

    During 1912, fourteen-year-old Sylvia McArthur writes to a weekly Tasmanian newspaper from Tasmania's wilds. Her letters from the doomed bush town of Balfour, in the lands we now think of as the Tarkine, have been forgotten for a century. James Dryburgh answers her letters, creating a strangely powerful dialogue across time and space and giving us a powerful sense of the forces that still do battle to shape our existence in this country, and on this earth. 

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    Tickets available online (below) or from Eltham Book Store, 970 Main Rd, Eltham. Ph: 03 9439 8700 

    $55 per person or $35 concession, (includes one signed copy of the book and afternoon tea).

    Children welcome.

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    This event is presented with the generous support of the Royal Society of Victoria and in conjunction with Eltham Bookshop.

     

     

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  • Tales of the Tarkine

    Friday, November 09, 2018 at 10:00 AM through November 16, 2018
    Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia

    A stunning exhibition from two Tarkine in Motion artists featuring paintings by Michelle Ball and photographic images by Craig Wall.

    These talented and generous artists are donating exhibition profits to our Foundation, so this is an event not to miss.

     



    Immerse yourself in a rainforest 100 million years plus in the making. Experience a storm swept coastline that has been home to countless generations of Indigenous peoples.

    The Tarkine is a beautiful and remote region of North West Tasmania that is under threat from logging and mining. Its rainforests are amongst the last remnants of a vast tract of cool temperate rainforest which once stretched across the southern half of the super-continent Gondwana, before it broke off to form Antarctica, South Africa, South America, New Zealand and Australia. Fossils of these same tree species can be found buried deep beneath the ice of Antarctica. 

     



    Craig and Michelle's artworks seek to reflect the fragility and beauty of these unique and ancient landscapes.

    Opening night is Thursday 8th November (SOLD OUT) and then showing daily from 10am to 4pm till Friday 16th November.

    Free admission.

  • Tarkine Artivist Collective Meetings 4 rsvps

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    These gatherings are hosted by artist Fiona Haasz who is working with The Bob Brown Foundation to support the campaign for securing a World Heritage listed Tarkine National Park including it's return to Aboriginal ownership.

    If you would like to collaborate with other Tarkine in Motion artists who have participated in the Bob Brown Foundation's Tarkine in Motion artist field trip or be a mentor for emerging artists to support merging practice with a campaign for environmental action, these gatherings could be for you.

    These gatherings will lead toward you producing a piece of work exhibition ready for the Launching Pad Gallery space from November 30, 2018. 

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    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday 31st October (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    RSVP: Let us know you will be there.

    Note: Directly after these gatherings are the campaign meetings from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the same space.

  • 2018 Environment Awards 4 rsvps

    Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation Office in Hobart, Australia

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    Bob with our 2017 Environment Award winners.

     

    Join us for the presentation of our annual Environment Awards as we celebrate the courage and dedication of inspiring environment activists.

    The informal ceremony will present awards for Environmentalist of the Year, Young Environmentalist of the Year, Community Environment Group of the Year and the Deni Greene Award and will be followed by refreshments.

    Please RSVP to Jasmine if you are planning to attend to assist with planning.

    All welcome!

     

     

  • Rally against wilderness helicopter incursions

    Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Civic Square

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    Hosted by Fishers and Walkers against Helicopter Access Tasmania, this rally is to protest against commercial helicopter access into the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, which will destroy the tranquillity and remoteness of one of Tasmania's most beloved wild places.

  • Leaving a gift in your Will information session - Melbourne

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 01:15 PM
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Old Melbourne Observatory

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.

  • Leaving a gift in your Will information session - Sydney

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 01:15 PM
    Fraser Suites in Sydney, Australia

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.

  • Tarkine Action Group - October 17 1 rsvp

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    Look for the green door and come in for an in person campaign update, hosted by Bob Brown Foundation Campaigner, Emma Wasson. You can also find other ways to volunteer and contribute to the campaign. 

    We will be starting to work on developing a Tarkine Trivia fundraising event together you can get involved in, as well as more discrete tasks to help promote existing upcoming events. 

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    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday 17 October (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Tarkine Action Group - October 3rd 2 rsvps

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    It takes people taking Action for Earth to build this campaign in Melbourne, and we would love you to get more involved.

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    You can find out more on how to volunteer at these meetings and find like minded people with a shared vision for protecting wild places like the Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park, including it's return to Aboriginal ownership. 

    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday, Oct 3rd (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    There's lots to do, so please come along.