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Keerrong celebrates CSG Free Day

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One of the founding members of the Keerong Gas Squad Judi Emmett came back to the hall to celebrate CSG Free Day. Photo Tree Faerie.
One of the founding members of the Keerrong Gas Squad Judi Emmett came back to the hall to celebrate CSG Free Day. Photo Tree Faerie.

Five years ago, a teeny weeny village tucked in the hills north of Lismore became the birthplace of an army who won the war of the northern rivers.

The fight to save the land and water from the CSG Daemon came full circle on Saturday when the Keerrong Gas Squad hosted a CSG Free celebration event at the Keerrong Hall, the birthplace of thousands of yellow triangle signs and the fire in the Bentley belly.

Local farmers who became fighters and protectors or the land around Bentley. Photo Tree Faerie.
Local farmers who became fighters and protectors of the land around Bentley. Photo Tree Faerie.

Celebrating were folk from battles including Glenugie, Doubtful Creek and other war zones in the fracking fiasco. Many of the usual suspects were there including anti gas warrior Ian Gaillard, a bevy of Knitting Nannas (almost unrecognisable in their yellow-less civvies), artivist Luke Vassella who gave what might be the last rendition of Gently Bentley, and two of the incredible Keerrong Gas Squad founding members Judi Emmett and Vicki Gaillard.

The paddock around the hall was dotted with the who’s who and the old and new in what all hoped was a party to mark the end all mining destruction in the Northern Rivers.

Photos Tree Faerie – Cloudcatcher Media


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