Naturalist Grace Thorsborne spent 60-plus years nursing coast back to life
By Phil Dickie
The Australian October 22, 2018
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A life of outstanding service to country and community
By Liz Downes
WPSQ Townsville Branch
Tales of Club Mud
The Port Hinchinbrook development of white shoe brigader Keith Williams has a long and controversial history.
Phil Dickie paid close attention to the fascinating tale during the critical phases when the Goss Labor government of Queensland set about destroying their environmental credentials. This collection is mainly taken from Watching columns published in The Sunday Mail in 1994-96.
Margaret Thorsborne AO Digital Story, 2014
For distinguished service to conservation and the environment through advocacy roles for the protection and preservation of wildlife and significant natural heritage sites in Australia, as a supporter of scientific research, and to the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.
Member, Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, since ca1964; Life Member; current Patron.
Founding Member, Gold Coast and Hinterland Branch, since 1960s.
Active Member, Tully and District Branch, since 1970s.
Founder/Senior Trustee, Thorsborne Trust, since 1991.
Member, Australian Rainforest Conservation Society, since 1985.
Life Member, The Wilderness Society.
Life Member, North Queensland Conservation Council.
Involved with the Australian Conservation Foundation; Australian Marine Conservation Society; and Conservation Councils in Cairns and Townsville.
Founding Member, Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation, Mission Beach, since 1990.
Founding Member, Friends of Hinchinbrook, Cardwell.
Current President and Founding Member, Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook, since 2000.
Collects botanical specimens for the Queensland Herbarium.
Involved in team that collected the Blue Banksia (Banksia plagiocarpa) specimen considered ‘lost’.
Co-Founder in 1965 and participant since in the annual monitoring of migratory Pied Imperial Pigeons on the Brook Islands.
Co-Author, Hinchinbrook Island: the land time forgot, 1988.
Involved with ABC wildlife documentary, Cassowaries.