GLW Calendar, 2012-09, Blue Mountains
The Biggest Estate on Earth: Blackheath History Forum
Date: Sat 1 Sep, 4:00pm
In this lecture, Bill Gammage will argue that Aboriginal land management before European settlement was long-term, precise and detailed. He will examine the ecological impact of Aboriginal land management practices that ensured that food sources were abundant, convenient and predictable.
Blue Mountains SOLARdarity Walk
Date: Sun 30 Sep, 12:00pm - Sun 30 Sep, 2:00pm
Blue Mountains SOLARdarity Walk Join this beautiful walk to show your support for building Australia's first large solar thermal plant in Port Augusta, South Australia, to replace the two polluting coal power stations there. The SOLARdarity walk coincides with the end of a 325-km walk from Port Augusta to Adelaide by activists in South Australia. Dozens of groups around Australia will walk in SOLARdarity with them and add our voices to the call for concentrated solar thermal to be a major part of Australia's energy future. Meet at 12noon on Sunday, September 30th, at the Wentworth Falls picnic area (in the national park at the end of Falls Rd) for the walk to Princes Rock Lookout (approximately half hour return). Join a picnic in the park afterwards.
Phone: 0426 991 373
Alleviating refugee suffering in our region
Date: Sun 30 Sep, 2:00pm - Sun 30 Sep, 4:00pm
A public forum to refocus the refugee debate: Stopping the boats does nil. Speakers: Lucy Morgan, Refugee Council of Australia; Jasmina Bajraktarevic, STARTTS; Susan Templeman, ALP; Cate Faehrmann, NSW Greens; and a former refugee speaking about the harsh conditions refugees suffer in Malaysia. Venue: Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls Auspiced by Blue Mountains Family Support Services. Entry $5. Enquiries, phone 0408 258 984.