- Mary River Festival
- Love, Mary (book)
- Tiaro Landcare
- Wide Bay-Burnett Conservation Council
- Sunshine Coast Environment Council
- Qld Conservation Council
- Environmental Defenders Office
- AnneKemps Lungfish
- Australian Conservation Foundation
- International Rivers Network
- Save the Mary Museum and River Education Centre
- MVHR - The Valley Rattler
Responses from the book 'Love, Mary'
Submitted by Adele on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 21:11
When I read ‘Love, Mary’, I realised that I had underestimated some of the human impacts of the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam project.
I could not stop tears welling up as I read how healthy people and their productive lives are being damaged. Long before the project attempts to get the go ahead, the psychological damage done by emotional stress is affecting my fellow citizens right now.
People living in the region are having their dreams broken. People like Robyn Falkenhagen are living and working in an atmosphere of constant uncertainty and the likelihood of losing all they have built and worked towards. The human relationships within families, between lovers, farmers, friends and neighbours are being made to suffer while at the same time scoundrel state politicians claim to be trying to improve our community’s health services.
If there is any section in our society that ‘Save the Mary’ is fighting hardest for, it is the young, our children. They are our future. Whatever happens to the Mary River will be our generation’s gift - our legacy - to our children.
The story of fourteen year old family farm in the Mary Valley is compelling. Angus is growing up under a cloud of uncertainty. When next goes to the polls the more people who understand Angus’ story, and the emotional stress that this young Queenslander is enduring, the less likely it will be that this dreadful dam will ever proceed., who dreams of one day continuing running cattle on his
24th January 2009