The Power of Parks – Hobart

Date: April 7, 2016
Time: 6 - 7.30 pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre
Churchill Ave, SANDY BAY


One hundred years of national parks in Tasmania will be celebrated in 2016. This year marks the centenary of the state’s first national parks, Mount Field and Freycinet, reserved for the first time on 29 August 1916.

Join us for a discussion on the benefits that national parks have brought to Tasmania in conservation, the economy, community health and Tasmanian identity.

Master of Ceremonies

Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Head of Discipline for Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania


·         Richard Flanagan, Man Booker Prize winning author
·         Peter Mooney, General Manager, Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service
·         Dr Bill Jackson, Adjunct Professor University of the Sunshine Coast and Director Healthy Parks Healthy People Global



Contact: or Phone 6226 2521

Presented in partnership with the Tasmanian Government.

Event audience: Everyone