I’ve been born into a life working in the green movement
As a young forest activist, I brought together people from across East Gippsland to save the Nowa Nowa Gorge, where the fresh water of the mountains meets the saltwater of the Gippsland Lakes. And only a certain breed of fish can swim from fresh to salt water.
We had everyone from the local GP to Jill Redwood and the Googerah forest activists in the campaign.
I was threatened and chased by loggers. They fired guns into the air. But we succeeded in saving the Gorge.
Today, I take my grandchildren to Gorge, or Nukka Kowirra, and we look for the rare Callistemon that would have been wiped out without our campaign.