Earth First | A young conservationist’s concern for the environment

I am Charlie Shannon from Manildra and I am nine years old. I have been interested in the environment since I was little because of the amazing wildlife and plants. At Manildra Public school I have started a Climate Club with 10 other kids because of how much wildlife is found at our school. WeContinue reading “Earth First | A young conservationist’s concern for the environment”

Letter to the Editor | The lost value in knowing what you’re looking at

Congratulations to Tony Worland on the modification of his EK Holden Ute. Recently the world’s oldest Ferrari was found in a shed. How fortunate both vehicles, and their possibilities, were recognised for what they were by people who knew what they were looking at: they might otherwise have been sent to the metal recyclers. NoContinue reading “Letter to the Editor | The lost value in knowing what you’re looking at”

MEDIA REPORT | Orange conservationists ‘appalled’ at Mount Canobolas biking report

By David Fitzsimons, Central Western Daily website, 29 July 2021 Conservationists opposed to a mountain bike trail park being opened on Mount Canobolas say they are shocked at a new report proposing more trails. Canobolas Conservation Alliance president Dr Colin Bower said if proposals in the report to Orange City Council were adopted serious environmentalContinue reading “MEDIA REPORT | Orange conservationists ‘appalled’ at Mount Canobolas biking report”

PRESS RELEASE | Conservationists reject bike plan

Orange City Council’s bike plan for Mt Canobolas is much worse than we thought it would be according to Canobolas Conservation Alliance President, Dr Colin Bower. The plan, revealed in The Central Western Daily (27/07/21), shows Council’s intention is to take over Mt Canobolas and turn it into an exclusive, intensive mountain biking venue, DrContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE | Conservationists reject bike plan”

MEDIA REPORT | Local Aboriginal community not consulted on bike trails

The local Orange Aboriginal community say they haven’t been consulted about the proposed bike trails on Mt Canobolas, which is a sacred site, housing many Indigenous cultural artefacts. Neil and Gregory Ingram from the Orange Aboriginal community said the Orange City Council hasn’t asked them about their concerns for the project. The Ingrams said theyContinue reading “MEDIA REPORT | Local Aboriginal community not consulted on bike trails”

Facebook Video | The Significance of Gaanha-bula (Mt Canobolas) to the Wiradjuri People

As a major Wiradjuri place, Mt Canobolas was an important occupation site used for the sourcing and sharing of food, medicines and tools, and for corroborees and ceremonies particularly relating to men’s business. To the Wiradjuri people Gaanha-bula is a place of spiritual connection through worship of Baiame (the Creator God and Sky Father) andContinue reading “Facebook Video | The Significance of Gaanha-bula (Mt Canobolas) to the Wiradjuri People”

Letter to the Editor | Mountain Biking a Brazen Assault on Nature Conservation

Orange City Council’s (OCC) plan for a mountain biking centre in the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA) is a brazen assault on nature conservation. In the midst of the Sixth Great Extinction of life on Earth, OCC sees no issue with taking over an area legally dedicated to nature conservation for mountain biking. ItContinue reading “Letter to the Editor | Mountain Biking a Brazen Assault on Nature Conservation”