Monthly Archives: November 2013

Writing Marie Byles

I first came across Marie Byles while travelling through northern India visiting the significant sites where Buddha had lived and taught, the famous Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya being amongst them. This experience was enhanced by  reading a book about … Continue reading

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Ajahn Khamavaro

The Accidental Monk – Ajahn Khamavaro was a Vietnamese refugee who grew up in California. This story charts his rise to a career in finance and his subsequent choice to become a monk in Thailand. He is now the head … Continue reading

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Dorothy Butler

Dot Butler – Wild magazine Dorothy Butler: The Barefoot Bushwalker – obituary in Wild magazine. Dot Butler was a contemporary and close friend of Marie Byles. Another impressive outdoors woman.  

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Baldur Byles

Outdoor Australia – Baldur Byles Baldur Byles: Marie Byles’s brother was also a prominent conservationist who was influential in having the Snowy Mountains reserved as a National Park  

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Henry Gold

  Henry Gold: Wilderness Photographer: Henry’s photographs have been highly influential in raising the public’s awareness of the value of wilderness and assisting in countless campaigns Australian Geographic – Henry Gold  View gallery of Henry’s superb wilderness photographs    

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Marie Byles

Outdoor Australia magazine – article on Marie Byles Marie Byles: a biographical outline with photographs of this amazing woman (1900-1979) –  first female solicitor of NSW, prominent conservationist, mountaineer and early Australian Buddhist.

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