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Vale Margaret Thorsborne AO and John Sinclair AO.

MANY OF YOU would have heard of conservationists Margaret Thorsborne AO and John Sinclair AO who passed away recently. Both were ACF Peter Rawlinson Conservation Award winners. Margaret won in 1994 for conservation campaigning work in Far North Queensland, particularly Hinchinbrook Island (where a track is now named after her).

Fraser Island Defenders' Organisation won the award in 2011. John, as its founder and director, was instrumental in stopping sand mining and logging on Fraser Island. His campaigning to protect the island led to it gaining World Heritage status. John was an ACF councillor and Vice President. He was made an ACF Honorary Life Member in recognition of his outstanding environmental work. We all benefit from their hard-won contributions to protect the integrity and beauty of these island ecosystems.

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Publication:Habitat Australia
Article Type:Obituary
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Apr 1, 2019
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