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Why save Corunna Forest?

Corunna Forest protest Narooma Times

NSW logging plans expand TILBA TILBA ON the South Coast of NSW is a beautiful village surrounded by bushland at the foothills of Gulaga Mountain, and close by the clean, clear waters of Lake Corunna. Local residents, many of whom are indigenous, are protesting against logging in the area, on the grounds

The Australian Dingo: step back from persecution

dingo Tango

Our South Coast correspondent Susan Cruttenden visited some Dingoes and people who love Canis Dingo for this report on the indigenous Australian species that — since colonial introduction of introduced stock — has been demonised, shot and poisoned. The dingo in fact offers vital ecosystem services as apex predator, keeping

Animals in the Wild

Flying-fox-Elizabeth-Howell

THE ANIMALS IN THE WILD photographic competition was held again this year. It is an initiative of David Shoebridge, Greens member of the Legislative Council who continues to offer practical support to the many people who oppose the Eurobodalla Shire Council’s granting of an extended lease of crown land to

Mistreatment of sheep: what would Mort think?

Thomas Sutcliffe MORT statue

ANYONE WHO SAW the video of conditions on board the death ship carrying Australian sheep to be slaughtered would have been horrified. It was just one of many Australian ships on which sheep have suffered and there will be many more unless the government bans the trade of live animals. What

Dancing with ‘Roos

dancing roos

The ACT parks department is shedding blood in our regional backyard at Googong reserve and in Canberra parks – killing “protected” wildlife for the ninth year in a row. In the following story, our south-coast correspondent provides a timely reminder that many Australian citizens here and on the coast take

National Firearms Amnesty. Success or failure?

Narooma Sports and Recreation Centre gun amnesty banner

Comment by Susan Cruttenden. THERE ARE SOME important questions that need to be answered before the success or failure of the National Gun Amnesty can be properly determined. The terms of the amnesty varied from one jurisdiction to another, the ACT being one of the few with a social conscience prepared to

Reflecting on the treasures of the Deua and gold mining

Stuart Whitelaw artist

FLOWING THROUGH wilderness and national park, the Deua River (which later becomes the Moruya River) provides our coastal communities with water for households and farming as well as a pristine environment for native animals and birds such as the platypus and the azure kingfisher. This environment has been captured in Stuart

Dreamtime: Then, Now and Forever

CHERYL DAVISON, an Aboriginal woman from the Yuin tribe, displayed her natural gift for story telling at a recent friendly gathering in the Tilba hall, where she captivated her audience with Dreamtime stories illustrated with screen projections of some of her beautiful art work. Cheryl’s Mum (pictured here with Cheryl) gave

International interest in ‘Sculpture Bermagui’ show

12th Annual Exhibition 9–18 March 2018 PROGRAM UPDATE Sculpture Bermagui  is just around the corner!  Starting with an Opening Ceremony on Friday 9 March, Sculpture Bermagui continues until Sunday 18 March with a fire sculpture closing event. In between, visitors will see large and small works from established and emerging sculptors from all

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