Special Lord Howe Island event

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Subject: Special Lord Howe Island event
From: Kurtis Lindsay <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:43:31 +1000
Hello all,

 Birds Australia Southern NSW and ACT group (BASNA) are holding a special free 
Lord Howe Island themed event at the Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park.

Ian Hutton OAM will present a very brief history of Lord Howe Island, featuring 
the animals that were introduced there and their effect on  bird life; the 
Woodhen rescue (one of the most successful captive bird breeding projects in 
the world); the extra benefits for all birdlife of eradicating cats and pigs 
from the island; challenges with rat eradication and the possibility of 
reintroduction of subspecies closely related to the extinct birds;  other 
threats to seabirds - long line fishing and plastic ingestion - and finally the 
best locations and times to visit seabird colonies.

A special silent auction will be held for an exquisite landscape painting of 
Lord Howe Island and Woodhens painted by 2011 Sullman prize finalist, Philip 
Hunter Lindsay.

Attendees can also enter a raffle to win some fabulous prizes. First prize is a 
night's stay at Red Brow Garden rural getaway 

When: 7 August, 2 - 4pm
Where: Building 22, Newington Armory, 1 Jamieson St.

If you have ever visited or intend to visit this natural wonder in the Tasman 
sea, this event is a must!

This is a free event, but please respond with your name to BASNA office: 


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