May 2007 - Alliance with local Traditional owners to oppose logging on the foothills of Gulaga on NSW South
27 May 2007 Traditional owners serve eviction notice on Govt loggers, support for Gulaga this Sunday
Pictures below: Gil Mathie, logging contractor
leans on car bonnet (top) and watches (bottom) as police close up their paddy wagon after arresting another member of the
local community Tuesday May 15th 2007. The day before Tilba Chamber of Commerce President Sol Ramana-Clarke was also
arrested. One of Gil Mathie's crew was convicted of criminal assault against conservationists in 2006.
A local environmentalist John Perkins forwards this image from earlier today 15th May 2007 at the Gulaga
protest near Tilba on the NSW South Coast. Similarly yesterday the President of the Local Chamber of Commerce was arrested,
and protesters were supported by John Williamson of country music fame last Saturday. Gil Mathie logging contractor is shown
in the middle of the picture at front.
9/3/06.. Sid Walker former Executive Officer Nature Conservation Council 1990-1995, reflecting on the disgrace
of ex Premier of NSW Bob Carr broken election promise to ban woodchipping in NSW which would have also helped East Gippsland,
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Saturday 19 March 05
GULAGA FOREST WALK AND VIGIL
Today a group of local people set
out to walk from Central Tilba to the foothills of Gulaga, in response to the proposed logging operations within 400 metres
of the National Park.
Gulaga has long been recognised as sacred to Aboriginal People.
The woodchipping of
this area (compartment 3046,Bodalla State Forest), scheduled after Easter, will have a detrimental effect on the ecology of
the area , particularly Punkally Creek which supplies water for local farmers below the compartment and ultimately feeds Wagonga
Inlet with its locally renowned oyster farms.
Heidi Brennan and her young family, together with Rob Tombs, Tony Whan,
and other members of Tilba Ecology Network, plan to establish a Vigil in the compartment, to encourage dialogue in the community
and pray that this forest can be preserved intact for future generations.
A fire will be lit in solidarity with the
Two Fires Festival in Braidwood this weekend which celebrates the lifelong work of Judith Wright, activist and writer
Brennan said "It is time for us ordinary folk to step out of our comfort zones , connect with the land and each other to embrace
a common future. We have had enough of multinational companies destroying our land and lives. It is time for us to wage peace
for the land."
"We shall try and create a sacred space where anyone can come to share their stories and envision a
peaceful future for all life, including all life in this unique forest" said Mr Tombs
All interested people are encouraged
This is an Alcohol and Drug free event.
Contact Heidi Brennan or Rob Tombs 0438 246334
Tilba Ecology Network
PO Box 98, Central Tilba, NSW, 2546
ph/fx 02 4473 7075
Continue through the main street of Central Tilba going north After 5 km turn left on to Punkally Creek
Rd (just before deer farm) . Continue for another 2 km into Bodalla State Forest. The camp is on the right hand side of the
road at the turn off to the Mt Dromedary trail. (this is in the middle of the compartment)
Ecology action donations to Tilba ecology network,
Gulaga protest camp, Easter weekend 2005, thankyou Sydney Council throwouts!
- seriously big jar of vegemite
A3 ream of paper
- new work boots
- mossie net
- assorted women and kids clothes
- some denim jeans, other
- muffin bake trays
- laser printer and connections
- big metal vice for work shed
- standard envelopes
- various reinforced banner making cloth