This afternoon at 2pm there will be a Climate March & Rally in Ballarat.
We will gather at the statue of Queen Vic
at the corner of Sturt and Armstrong Streets in the centre of town.
We will then walk down to nearby Camp Street
to rally to listen to speakers.
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The Angels of the Forest
courtesy of WHAM (Western Highway Alternative Mindsets)
I am so-o-o excited.
I have got up this morning and opened The Age
hoping to see a good report of yesterday's Climate march and rally.
And what did I see - a picture of the WHAM angels front and centre.
The gals from the bush are back in town!!!!
Congratulations to Helen Lewers and The Angels of the Forest -
you are beautiful and you have done an excellent job.
For those of you who weren't in and around
the Art Gallery of Ballarat late last Saturday afternoon,
the angels were present at a demo that WHAM turned on
to greet Local Government delegates to a big shebang at the AGB.
WHAM stands for Western Highway Alternative Mindsets. It has been protesting for a very long time at the environmental destruction caused by VicRoads as the duplication of the Western Highway between Beaufort and Ararat forges ahead. You can follow the efforts of WHAM on Facebook.
Word is from Helen that there could be some progress being made on the issue. If this turns out to be the case, it has been a long and arduous task which has seemed mighty impossible at times as politicians have proved to be a brick wall, not all the locals have understood etc. So many ancient River Red Gums have been destroyed.
I may live in Ballarat - some way from the duplication - but I have been on the fringes for quite a while thanks to my friend of the long ago in Townsville and North Queensland Conservation Council days, Iona Mackenzie. The MacKenzie family have been landholders in the area for a very long time - and Iona's sister, Marianne, is one of the beautiful angels. She is the centre angel of the three pictured above. Their 90+year old mother is pictured on the WHAM site tied to a RRG with Helen!!!
So be loud and proud
and congratulations to
WHAM, Helen Lewers, the Mackenzies
The Angels of the Forest.