Official Launch of Binna Burra Geographic

Written by Binna Burra

November 18, 2020

Binna Burra Geographic is the name of a series of guest presentations held each month at Binna Burra Lodge, inside the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

Topics covered will include heritage, history, cultural landscapes, exploration, education, and all types of biological, physical and social sciences. And, sometimes, there might even be a magnificent swashbuckling story of a grander more adventurous time!

But always, these occasional storytelling evenings will be by the most interesting of speakers who are willing to share, to inform and help us all appreciate the wonder of our people and places

COVID-19 management for social distancing will be in place.
Only 36 people are permitted at any one time inside the Barn, so if needed, we will provide for seating outside also.


Friday, 20 November 2020.

7 pm to 8 pm

at the ‘Bushfire Gallery in the Barn’ @ Binna Burra Lodge.

Guest presenter: Barry Davies – ‘Nature’s secrets at Binna Burra’

Barry is a long-term shareholder, former Director and staff member of Binna Burra Lodge.  Barry owns & operates Gondwana Guides and is recognised as one of Australia’s most experienced guides and the only person to twice be named Australian EcoGuide of the Year by Ecotourism Australia.

Saturday, 21 November 2020.

7 pm to 8 pm

at the ‘Bushfire Gallery in the Barn’ @ Binna Burra Lodge. 

Guest presenter: Tony Groom

National Parks of the World’ – images and music about why we have National Parks, how to use them and threats.’

Tony was born in 1939 and lived in the cottage at Binna Burra built by his father Arthur Groom out of tallow-wood slabs and shingles (Groom’s Cottage). In 1960, along with his mother, Majorie, he commenced a long period of management at Binna Burra, including a period as the company Chairman.

In 1973 Tony was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to North America to study National Park visitor facilities. Ideas resulting from this included the Lamington Natural History Association; the Environmental Study Centre which provided innovative camps for school groups for 25 years; the Senses Trail for visually handicapped people; the Scenic Rim Association and interNATIONAL PARKtours.

“I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.”

David Attenborough

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