Today I had the great pleasure to meet Iain McCalman, acclaimed historian and author of recently published 'The Reef, a Passionate History'.
Friends of Ninney Rise (FoNR) members, Tony O'Malley (Terrain), Peter Rowles (C4) and myself representing (CCA) were invited to meet Iain who was in town as a guest of Mission Beach Tourism (also a member of FoNR) to discuss the Turning of the Tide project.
Queensland heritage listed Ninney Rise, John Busst's home, was bequeathed to the Qld government on the understanding it would be conserved as National Park, but it was never gazetted.
Today we saw Iain just as passionate to help secure Ninney Rise to be a community asset to tell the amazing local story, as the history he writes about. For a copy of The Reef, a Passionate History, visit Iain's website here.
More information on Friends of Ninney Rise website.