Articles by Sarah Martin (10 articles)

The purchase of Kojonup

The Bush Heritage history project tour continues… Kojonup Reserve brought us back to the early days of Bush Heritage and the story of seventeen year old Margaret Robertson, a Kojonup farmer's daughter who, on leaving boarding school in Perth, took off to Tasmania to join the forest activists protesting against the damming of the Franklin River. Read more »

So much to see at Boolcoomatta

The Bush Heritage History Project research tour continues… Kangaroos standing sentinel watched us with mild curiosity from rocky outcrops, and wide creek beds revealed stands of some of the biggest red river gums that I have ever seen - quite unexpected. It was an absorbing day, highlights being the many native birds and animals we saw, and our education in land management. Read more »

Joining the Tagalong at Cravens Peak and Ethabuka

From Naree Station Reserve we continued north through Hungerford and Quilpie and across to Windorah, Bedourie, Boulia. Some great camping spots helped us iron out our bush equipment and routine, and we woke each morning happier and more relaxed. The stress and the excitement of our month in Somerset faded against the mysterious pull of the desert that enveloped us and drew us in. Read more »

Bush Heritage History Project research tour - Naree Station Reserve

Exploring Naree with reserve managers Dave and Sue Akers opened our eyes to the subtle variations in vegetation that depend on minute changes in topography and soil composition. Dave and Sue, first managers of Naree, have in 18 months well and truly embedded themselves in this landscape and into the lives of their neighbours, where support and friendship are freely reciprocated. Read more »

Writing the history of Bush Heritage Australia – follow my journey

I have been commissioned to write the history of Bush Heritage with a publication date to coincide with Bush Heritage's 25th anniversary in 2016. I believe field research is essential for a project like this and I aim to visit as many properties as I can, to meet the managers and others who spend their time at the cutting edge of the organisation. This is why my husband, Peter, and… Read more »