The Power of Parks - Hobart


Celebrating the Centenary of Tasmanian Parks, ​join us for a look at the benefits of national parks to conservation, the economy, community health and the Tasmanian identity.

Start Date

7th Apr 2016 6:00pm

End Date

7th Apr 2016 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

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Celebrating the Centenary of Tasmanian Parks

The Power of Parks

Centenary of Tasmanian Parks

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


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

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Upcoming Forums

Internationally acclaimed economist, Saul Eslake, will be joining the keynote speakers for Forum 2 (Burnie) and Forum 3 (Launceston)

Refreshments from 5.30pm. 

Presented in partnership with the Parks & Wildlife Service

Parks and Wildlife Service