The book Quoting Harry Butler was launched at the beautiful property of Peace be Still, a place where Harry took people on bush walks.
The Western Australian property is set in the beautiful hills of Chittering, an hour’s drive North of Perth.
A hundred people attended, and it was a successful event.
Judith Lynn-Robinson sang ‘Sun Arise’, a song created by Harry Butler, accompanied by Vanessa Redgrave on the piano. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon. A hundred people turned up, including Harry’s son Trevor Butler and Trevor’s daughter Victoria Butler.
“We may sacrifice our own personal choice, but we don’t and won’t sacrifice that to our children. This really is the dilemma of conservation and development.”
There were five speakers at the launch. The first was Wendy Gellard, who introduced the book she has created, and gave an overview of Harry’s work as an Australian conservationist.
The next speaker was Barbara Baird, a conservationist from Victoria. Barbara read from the book and talked about children coming to her property in Meredith, and their excitement at discovering the Australian bush and learning how to track animals.
The third speaker was Russell Lagdon from Chevron, who shared his experiences of Harry in his work.
The fourth speaker was Jim Maher who read from the book and as an ex ranger, worked with Harry.
The last speaker was Susette Evans who helped create the book.
After the talks, Helmut Schroedel showed his wonderful videos of the Peace be Still property, and Harry talking about animal artefacts he found on his bush walks.
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