Presentation by Tony Fleming
Clarence Senior Citizens Centre 17 Alma St Bellerive.
Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 Commencing 8.00 pm until 9.30 pm
Please note change of venue due to building works at the Museum
About the Speaker
Tony Fleming has recently been appointed the Director of the Australian Government’s Antarctic Division, with responsibility for Australia’s Antarctic program. Previously, Tony was the National Operations Manager for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). AWC is a non-Government organisation that acquires land, and works with other landholders, to establish sanctuaries for the conservation of threatened wildlife and ecosystems. AWC currently has 22 sanctuaries covering more than 2.5 million hectares throughout Australia. Prior to joining AWC, Tony had spent 9 years with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. For the first five years he was Director of the Southern Branch, then spent the last four years as Head of the Service. In that role Tony was also a member of the NSW Marine Parks Authority and Chair of the Lord Howe Island Board. Tony has previously worked in the Federal Environment Department, where he led the development of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. He has also worked as a senior policy adviser to three Federal Environment ministers; Senator Graham Richardson, Ros Kelly and Senator John Faulkner.
Brief Abstract of the Talk
Tony will speak about his Grandfather Sir Raymond Priestley and his Antarctic adventures, focussing on Scott’s Northern Party 1911-13.