Highlights of Friends of Burra Parks 2014 Activities



Bimbowrie visit, up-coming Climate Change information session and more…….

The annual trip to Bimbowrie Conservation Park, situated 35 km west of Olary, has become a popular event on Friends of Burra Parks calendar.

From 4 – 8 July,  fifteen volunteers joined four DEWNR [Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources] staff to take part in restoration stone work on the Cobb & Co coach house, dating from the late 1800s.

The work used traditional materials and was carried out under the supervision of Rodney Reese, Regional Asset Services Officer of DEWNR.

President of Friends of Burra Parks, Bob Lamb, said “The on-going heritage restoration work at Bimbowrie always attracts interest from people beyond our own members,”

“It is of interest to stone masons, people who are doing home restoration of old buildings and those interested in the conservation of heritage buildings generally. These few days presents a great opportunity to learn new skills working alongside experienced restoration stone masons as well as spending time in an arid lands conservation park.

“Earlier in the year, and closer to home, we have continued restoring the shepherd’s hut at Touralie Gorge, erected bollards in the campsite at Caroona Conservation Park and weeded around the campsite at Red Banks Conservation Park. In the coming months our group will be monitoring native grasses in Mokota Conservation Park and Acacia Glandulacarpa in Hopkins Creek Conservation Park,” Bob said.

On Sunday September 28, Friends of Burra Parks will host an important information session on climate change. The meeting will provide information on this widely discussed issue.

Speakers are: Darren Ray, Senior Meteorologist and Manager of the SA Climate Section of Bureau of Meteorology, and Greg Lundstrom, Climate Change Officer with the Murray-Darling Natural Resources Management Board. The meeting will be held in the Supper Room of the Burra Town Hall from 2.00 to 5.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

For enquiries about Friends of Burra Parks phone Bob Lamb 8581 8255 or email the secretary Maureen Wright rivercharts@bigpond.com


Antro Woolshed, Bimbowrie.

Antro Woolshed, Bimbowrie.





Bimbowrie Shearers' Quarters.

Bimbowrie Shearers’ Quarters.


Socialising at Bimbowrie.

Socialising at Bimbowrie.


Stone conservation work, Bimbowrie. Photos Andrew Spackman.

Stone conservation work, Bimbowrie.
Photos David Spackman.


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