• Restore Lake Pedder Film Night

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    State Cinema
    Restore Pedder: Campaign Launch & Damnation Film Night
    Wednesday 27 February at The State Cinema, Hobart
    Doors open at 5:45 for 6:15pm screening of Damnation
    Hosted by: Lake Pedder Restoration Committee with the State Cinema Hobart and Patagonia
    Dams don’t last forever. It is time to @RestorePedder. Help bring this ancient landscape back to life. Join Bob Brown, Christine Milne and Todd Dudley for the campaign launch and screening of #Damnation a powerful film that provides proof dam removal is possible. Hosted by the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee on Wed 27 Feb tickets $20 @ www.statecinema.com.au with @statecinemahobart @patagonia
     
    The damming of Lake Pedder in 1972 gave birth to the global movement to protect nature. In the summer of 2021-22 it will be fifty years since the water of the Serpentine impoundment swallowed the pinkish-white quartzite beach of Lake Pedder and the Serpentine and Upper Huon valleys. Can the restoration of Lake Pedder inspire a global movement to restore and rejuvenate our planets wild places?
     
    Join Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Todd Dudley and the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee to launch the Restore Pedder campaign. Our hosts will share plans to restore pedder and the hope that we can make Olegas Truchanas’ vision come true: that Tasmania “be a shining beacon in a dull, uniform and largely artificial world”.
     
    Damnation is a powerful film that provides proof that dam removal is possible. Its majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries document how dam owners, impacted communities, and politicians are now reevaluating the usefulness of certain dams and often advocating for decommissioning and removal. Some call it a movement, others call it a generational shift in values.

     

    lakepedder.org@gmail.com 

  • 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.

  • takayna Ultra

    Friday, April 05, 2019 at 05:00 AM

    Join our inaugural 65km ultra-marathon event and help save takayna / Tarkine from logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage.

    Just announced as a sister race to the Ultra, the takayna22 shares a section of the same route along this magnificent wild coastline.

    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 these bucket list, life-changing runs across the wild country of takayna / Tarkine.

    Be one of the first to run in the takayna Ultra and takayna22 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 for the takayna Ultra and 40 for the takayna22.

    Registrations are now being accepted but there are only a few places remaining, so don't delay.

     

     

    Volunteers needed!

    Volunteer for the Bob Brown Foundation at takayna Ultra.

    Current vacancies are listed below.

    • Doctors, paramedics, or emergency nurses
      Number required: 3
      Duties: Medical and emergency response team working with Emergency Management Coordinator – Dr Nicole Anderson.
      Desired skills: Formal qualifications and wilderness experience.
    • Kitchen assistants
      Number required: 4
      Duties: Assist Lisa Searle, our fantastic cook, in the Marrawah hall for the pre-event dinner on Thursday 4 April.
      Desired skills: Food service experience ideal but not essential.
    • Aid station leaders/volunteer coordinators
      Number required: 4
      Duties: Lead setup/operation/pack down of aid stations. Coordinate/schedule remote course marshals, traffic and carpark marshals in their section of the route. Support sweeps and emergency management team as required.
      Desired skills: Sound leadership and management skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills. Emergency/incident management response experience preferred.

    • Aid station staff
      Number required: 12 (3 with first aid)
      Duties: Set up and pack down aid stations (after marquees/tables set up by event hire) including runners food, drinks, first aid, toilets, phone charging, finish arch and chute, etc. Supply/support runners with encouragement, food, drinks, etc. Monitor runners health/capacity to complete the event. Perform first aid if required. Car parking and traffic marshal duties if required.
      Desired skills: First aid. Caring and organised people. Good communication skills.
    • Traffic Marshals
      Number required: 7
      Duties: Traffic marshals to assist with parking. Effective comms back to base. Set out and pack up event signs.
      Desired skills: Good communication skills.
    • Registration/timing officials
      Number required: 2
      Duties: Register the runners (and volunteers) on 4 April. Manage/administer race timing system.
      Desired skills: Competency with computers and Excel.
    • Remote area course/checkpoint marshals
      Number required: 10 (5 with first aid)
      Duties: Managed/supported by aid station leaders. Attend remote critical decision points where course marking hardest to see (eg, turn off a 100m wide beach onto a small track). Record runners and times. Monitor runners health/capacity to complete the event. Encouragement to runners!
      Desired Skills: First aid. Wilderness experience and resilience. Excellent navigation and communication skills. Emergency/incident management response experience preferred.
    • Physio/massage
      Number required: 2
      Duties: Physio / massage at the finish line – primarily for runners.
      Desired Skills: Formal qualifications or in training.
    • Shuttle Bus Drivers
      Number required: 2
      Duties: Shuttle runners from the finish line to Arthur River or Marrawah.
      Required Skills: Full drivers licence.

     

    Volunteers will receive accommodation, meals, a Patagonia cap, a new edition of our bushwalking guide, Tarkine Trails, and a special souvenir event t-shirt.

    Contact Jenny if you are able to volunteer for any of the roles listed above at: jenny@bobbrown.org.au

    Download a PDF version of the volunteer roles here

     

     


Past Events


  • Tarkine Action Group Melbourne - Feb 6, 2019 11 rsvps

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Hayden Raysmith Room 1/ Level 4 Ross House in Melbourne , Australia

    Come along to our first Tarkine Action Group meeting for 2019. 

    Hosted by Emma Wasson, campaigner for the Bob Brown Foundation and Dan Cass, Canberra Lobbyist. 

    This is an opportunity to receive an in person campaign update in the context of the 2019 Federal Election, check in or get involved last minute before campaign activities at the National Sustainable Living Festival and St Kilda Festival weekend of February 8 - 11.

    Meet some of the people you could be volunteering with. 

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  • Art and Activism with Cecily Miller 9 rsvps

    Saturday, February 02, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Bob Brown Foundation, Hobart Office

    5pm – 6:30pm followed by a Potluck vegan dinner.

    Guest speaker Cecily Miller is visiting Tasmania from Boston USA. Cecily is an inspiring award-winning arts manager and activist who combines the two and makes action happen.

    Cecily will give a talk and presentation and then we will share a potluck dinner, so bring a plate of vegan food to share.

     

    RSVP is essential (below), names checked at the door.

  • Earth Celebration at the Cygnet Folk Festival

    Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    St James Catholic College Auditorium, Cygnet, TAS

    This Sunday, January 13 from 9 am, 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

  • New Year Volunteer Social Gathering - Melbourne 23 rsvps

    Friday, January 11, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    The Standard Pub in Fitzroy , Australia

    Come along for a drink and some nibbles to reconnect or connect with the volunteer community for the Tarkine Campaign in Melbourne. 

    This will be an informal gathering for the purpose of saying thank you's to those who have volunteered throughout 2018 and plan to into the future. 

    There will be a chance to speak to the Melbourne campaigner about volunteer opportunities planned for the weekend of February 8 - 11, 2019 however this is not the sole purpose of this gathering. It is to celebrate and connect with each other. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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    Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 06:00 PM
  • 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.