With the 40th anniversary of the historic 1979 Terania rainforest logging protests soon to be celebrated, a project is being launched to commemorate the historic event.
The Terania and Mount Nardi protests resulted in the creation of Nightcap National Park, and hence the naming of the beautiful Protesters Falls within the park.
The protests changed the environmental and forest protection Australian landscape and preceded the famous Tasmanian Franklin River protests.
The Brunswick Valley Historical Society, the Mullumbimby Museum and Southern Cross University have all put their support behind the Nightcap Monuments Project.
Many community groups have also indicated support for the project and the legacy created by these historic environmental protection actions.
The Nightcap Monuments Project is aiming to raise funds for some permanent regional monuments to the historic environmental protests and their environmental legacy.
In the coming months, regional sculpture artists will be invited to engage with the project. The project also seeks to gather and consolidate much of the fragmented historical information, surviving images and data surrounding the historic protest period.
At the time of the protests, many people travelled from the Mullumbimby region to support the protests.
Today, a number of the protest campaign veterans have also settled in the Mullumbimby region.
During the Saturday market in March, the Museum and the Monuments Project will have a special gazebo tent with a photographic poster display of scenes from the protest days.
Meeting Feb 22
For those interested in assisting or possibly supporting the project in some way there is an open public project meeting on Thursday February 22 from 5pm at the Museum and Historical Society buildings in Mullumbimby.
Simply come along and catch up on the latest with the project and hear how you might be able to assist.
If you cannot make the February public meeting, inquire about the project at the Museum or the display on the Mullumbimby Saturday market days or during the Friday Museum opening hours.
The project also welcomes corporate and philanthropic support and can offer tax deductibility on donations.
♦ Trevor Reece is the project co-ordinator.