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Unionists and Environmentalists Celebrate NPA Members Joyce and Vern Moffitt

Janine Kitson, NPA Member

In December 2018 unionists and environmentalists came together to celebrate Joyce Moffitt (1930-1999) and Vern Moffitt (1924-2001), past members of the NPA who were pivotal in establishing NPA’s Bathurst Branch.

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Survey paints a picture of our volunteer activity leaders and their needs

Sam Garrett-Jones, Chair of Field Activities Committee

Bushwalking styles change: a current exhibition at the State Library of NSW features pioneers Myles Dunphy and Bert Gallop at Jenolan Caves in 1912 with their bulky swags … and rifles. A century on, what burdens do our bushwalking leaders carry, and how can we best support them?

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Protecting the environment’s water in the Murray-Darling Basin

Bill Johnson, River Ecologist and former Water Manager with the Murray Darling Basin Commission

For a few years in the 1990’s the NSW water agency had on display, in the foyer of its offices in Parramatta, a statue celebrating tampering with irrigation meters and, by association, water theft. Sculpted by the Department’s creative souls in Moree, this two metre high artwork was exhibited in Head Office. It was the agency’s celebration of the larrikin irrigator, his irreverence and defiance of authority, even while that agency was the authority being defied.

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A New Life for Historical Maps

Brian Everingham, President Southern Sydney Branch

When Paul Barnes passed away in early 2015 we were given a glimpse of the record keeping of this extraordinary stalwart of the National Parks Association.

Paul Barnes kept such hand written notes, in his meticulous long hand, for every meeting, for every encounter, when he was on official duty in the name of his beloved National Parks Association. Each set of notes was carefully stapled in the top left hand corner and each set carried that famous monogram, PHB.

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Sometimes good things take a long time

Peter Morgan, NPA Clarence Valley Branch

Yuraygir National Park has recently had a significant addition of 1,368 ha in the Clarence Peak area, including the east-west flowing Oak Flat Creek.

The addition links an isolated 108 ha section of the national park to the main body, providing long-term benefits as a corridor, and permanent protection for a relatively undisturbed environment.