Author Archives: annemcleod2013

About annemcleod2013

Anne is a writer of biography and magazine articles on environmental subjects.

A Community that Defines Resilience

Superb autumn colours attracted an enthusiastic response to a fundraiser for the local RFS at historic Dennarque in Mt Wilson. During the weekend, $23,000 was raised to upgrade their facilities. This community effort is described in my article for Blue Mountains … Continue reading

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Visit Newnes in Wolgan Valley

The town of Newnes in the serene and beautiful Wolgan Valley is my favourite place to rest and recuperate. I spent a relaxed night – with no mosquitoes (!) and then spent the next day reading on the verandah of the … Continue reading

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“Regeneration” – aftermath of the bushfires

Blue Mountains Life-Regeneration “Regeneration”, a story of how the resilient Blue Mountains community is coming together to support those affected by the October 2013 bushfires, published in Blue Mountains Life magazine February 2014.

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“Forged in fire” documentary

Forged In Fire is the story of survival and the ongoing process of recovering in the aftermath of the October 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires. Survivors share their experiences of danger, loss and devastation as well as their challenges and transformations on … Continue reading

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Blue Mountains bushfires

Blue Mountains Life _Mountain Force_ This article was published in the Blue Mountains Life magazineDecember/January 2013 edition.

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Henry Gold’s wilderness photographs

Henry Gold: Wilderness Photographer  Henry Gold’s superb photographs of endangered wilderness areas have been influential in raising the public’s awareness of the value of wilderness and assisting in countless conservation campaigns. Read about Henry’s adventurous life: Australian Geographic – Henry … Continue reading

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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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