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Good News: Council Takes Swift Action on Heritage Listing for Huskisson Church and Burial Site

By Tim Peach At the September 20th Shoalhaven Council meeting Mayor Findley took back control moving a Mayoral Minute that could help save the historic Huskisson Church. “Let’s bring on this heritage listing procedure and signal to the community that this council really does care about this site, and the heritage both Indigenous and non-Indigenous

The Passing of a Matriarch

By Roger Hart This is the story of the felling of a forest giant in our neighbourhood at Woollamia. I estimate this tree was 50 metres tall with a girth (diameter at breast height) of well over two metres. It was our matriarch tree. In the year 2000, after tree felling commenced at the nearby

The Not So Crowning Glory

By Julie Stephen For many centuries throughout the ages of discovery Great Britain and the Colonies have shared a dependency like no other. The reigning British Empire at its height was the largest empire in history controlling the world economy; and was intrinsic in the pursuit of both world wars. Taking a moment to pause

Children Forgotten in Black Summer Evacuations

Shocking evidence has revealed how families were left underprepared to deal with evacuations of their young children during the devastating Black Summer bushfires. Now a special project is surveying those affected to come up with new guidelines to help protect the young and vulnerable in these disaster situations in the future. On the last day

Aprés Moi Le Deluge: An Elizabeth II Legacy? 

By Stuart Rees It was King Louis XV of France and Madame de Pompadour who reputedly warned that after their deaths there would be life destroying floods across France of various kinds. By implication, these distant on a pedestal characters were predicting that life after them could be far worse than when they reigned, so

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Environment

September 22, 2022

The Passing of a Matriarch

By Roger Hart This is the story of the felling of a forest giant in our neighbourhood at Woollamia. I estimate this tree was 50 metres tall with a girth (diameter at breast height) of well over two metres. It was our matriarch tree. In the year 2000, after tree felling commenced at the nearby […]

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September 10, 2022

NSW Biggest Native Forest Logger Loses Sustainability Certification

Pentarch Forestry, the biggest native forest logger in NSW and one of the biggest in Australia, has lost its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) sustainability certification and has been required to remove the FSC logo from its website.A renewal audit found that Pentarch’s due diligence system was out of date, native forest and plantation wood were […]

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September 2, 2022

The NSW Government Puts South West Sydney Koalas on Pathway to Extinction

By Merrill Witt The first sightings of koalas in NSW by white settlers were just south of Campbelltown. Subsequently they were all but wiped out by the lucrative Koala pelt trade and only ‘rediscovered’ in the area in 1986. Their return to the rural areas of Campbelltown appears to have been an accidental side effect […]

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August 7, 2022

People Power Brings Native Forests One Step Closer to Protection

In an act of solidarity for our forests, an enormous number of people acted to force a discussion on the ending of native forest logging. The NSW Parliament is now compelled to debate the future of native forests logging after more than 20,000 people signed the parliamentary e-petition. The petition calls for an end an end to […]

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Community

September 26, 2022

Good News: Council Takes Swift Action on Heritage Listing for Huskisson Church and Burial Site

By Tim Peach At the September 20th Shoalhaven Council meeting Mayor Findley took back control moving a Mayoral Minute that could help save the historic Huskisson Church. “Let’s bring on this heritage listing procedure and signal to the community that this council really does care about this site, and the heritage both Indigenous and non-Indigenous […]

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September 22, 2022

The Passing of a Matriarch

By Roger Hart This is the story of the felling of a forest giant in our neighbourhood at Woollamia. I estimate this tree was 50 metres tall with a girth (diameter at breast height) of well over two metres. It was our matriarch tree. In the year 2000, after tree felling commenced at the nearby […]

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September 19, 2022

Children Forgotten in Black Summer Evacuations

Shocking evidence has revealed how families were left underprepared to deal with evacuations of their young children during the devastating Black Summer bushfires. Now a special project is surveying those affected to come up with new guidelines to help protect the young and vulnerable in these disaster situations in the future. On the last day […]

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September 13, 2022

A Song for Randall

Inspired by nature and humanity – an exhibition by the well-known and colourful character of the Shoalhaven, Randall Sinnamon – opened on September 3rd with the galleries packed and the Lady Denman Ferry watching over. For Randall this is a celebration of 30 years of exhibiting; 30 years of rich and raw creativity, and of […]

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September 10, 2022

NSW Biggest Native Forest Logger Loses Sustainability Certification

Pentarch Forestry, the biggest native forest logger in NSW and one of the biggest in Australia, has lost its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) sustainability certification and has been required to remove the FSC logo from its website.A renewal audit found that Pentarch’s due diligence system was out of date, native forest and plantation wood were […]

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Politics

Adding The Spark Of Life

One of the biggest concerns for Shoalhaven residents is the slow death of our towns and villages. CBDs in Nowra and Ulladulla are losing out to larger, shinier developments, such as Shellharbour. Greenfield developments by large corporations such as Woolworths mean that the traditional businesses on which we all rely find it harder and harder […]

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September 22, 2022

The Not So Crowning Glory

By Julie Stephen For many centuries throughout the ages of discovery Great Britain and the Colonies have shared a dependency like no other. The reigning British Empire at its height was the largest empire in history controlling the world economy; and was intrinsic in the pursuit of both world wars. Taking a moment to pause […]

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September 19, 2022

Children Forgotten in Black Summer Evacuations

Shocking evidence has revealed how families were left underprepared to deal with evacuations of their young children during the devastating Black Summer bushfires. Now a special project is surveying those affected to come up with new guidelines to help protect the young and vulnerable in these disaster situations in the future. On the last day […]

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September 18, 2022

Aprés Moi Le Deluge: An Elizabeth II Legacy? 

By Stuart Rees It was King Louis XV of France and Madame de Pompadour who reputedly warned that after their deaths there would be life destroying floods across France of various kinds. By implication, these distant on a pedestal characters were predicting that life after them could be far worse than when they reigned, so […]

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