Dec. 4, 2021

Interview: Love letter to Gardens of Stone campaigners: Hannah Della Bosca

Interview: Love letter to Gardens of Stone campaigners: Hannah Della Bosca

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the Sydney Environment Institute from the University of Sydney, Hannah Della Bosca (pictured), set out to write a love letter to the campaigners who saved the Gardens of Stone and ended up writing an article for The Conversation.

The New South Wales Gardens of Stone are, at first glance, something of an illogical fit for Climate Conversations, until you realise the area is already being mined for coal and the miners had plans to expand their operations to include an open cut mine.

Nine decades of unwavering effort from campaigners associated with the Colong Foundation for Wilderness, the Lithgow Environment Group and other individuals and groups were rewarded last month when the NSW State Government declared the Gardens of Stone was to become a conservation area bringing protection from any further exploitation by mining companies.

Hannah's love story to the campaigners became an article published by The Conversation - "Breathtaking wilderness in the heart of coal country: after a 90-year campaign, Gardens of Stone is finally protected".

An article from The Guardian helps us better understand Hannan's excitement over the Gardens of Stones decision - "‘Storybook of nature’: a landmark win as Gardens of Stone in NSW’s Blue Mountains protected".

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