Packed house for Berry Conversations

An enduring friendship and stunning images of an untouched Franklin River gorge provided the perfect backdrop to an enthralling conversation featuring former Parliamentary Green’s Leader and environmentalist Bob Brown with broadcaster/educator Peter Thompson at the latest Berry Conversations Inc. event.

Recounting their shared experiences of fighting for the retention of Tasmania’s heritage wilderness area, the enthusiastic audience were reminded that our restorative natural resources are worth fighting for.

Whilst Bob started his career as a medical practitioner, it was in the political arena that he spent most of his working life.

Although labelled a broadcaster, Peter said that he “has has also been immersed in politics, as journalism is another branch of it.” 

Organisers said with the constant conflict evidenced in today’s political arena, it was reassuring to have Bob remind them that honourable people remain positive, about the future.

“It was a privilege to witness this conversation with Peter prompting the nostalgic and often humorous childhood memories of Bob as a country policeman’s son through to their shared passion for conservation,” Wendy Firth said. 

The next Berry Conversation Inc event will be held on Sunday, March 25 2018 with prize-winning novelist Charlotte Wood, author of The Natural Way of Things sharing the stage with author and former literary editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, Susan Wyndham at the Berry Public School Hall.

Tickets will be on sale from February 1 at the Berry Music Centre or through Enquiries to