Vale Peter Hitchcock AM

The recent death of Peter Phillip Hitchcock AM was met with grief among conservationists world-wide. The Sydney Morning Herald obituary https://www.smh.com.au/national/peter-hitchcock-champion-of-nature-conservation-20190522-p51pwt.html summarises his background and national and international achievements in nature conservation. Peter was awarded the Order of Australia and international accolades.

Vale Colin Watson OAM (1924-2017)

Col was a keen bushwalker who introduced many to the joys of exploring our wild places, especially in the Morton National Park area, over many decades.  As member of the then Central Branch of NPA Executive, he was involved in the push for establishment of the National Parks & Wildlife Service and for a period served on a Regional Advisory Committee. He was a member of NPA’s Executive Committee, including a period as Hon Treasurer, during the 60s and 70s. He was also active with the Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW and a founding member of the Budawang Committee.