Farewell Doug!

Family and friends assembled at the Castlemaine Gardens this afternoon to pay tribute to the life of Doug Ralph. There were many wonderful stories shared – spanning a life of politics, environmental activism, volunteering, on-ground conservation and community contribution, and of course, his deep knowledge and love of the bush around Castlemaine.

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Marie Jones recalls her memories of Doug.

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Christine Henderson, accompanied by Jan Wositzky, perform “I’ll Fly Away”.

Fittingly, as Christine Henderson sang a marvellous rendition of “I’ll Fly Away”, a flock of Long-billed Corellas appeared to wheel rowdily over the bandstand!

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A huge crowd listened on as Phil Ingamells recalled how Doug’s efforts lead to greater protection of the box-ironbark country.

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Fare well Doug.

One response to “Farewell Doug!

  1. Thank you for sharing, I don’t feel so isolated, and feel like I’m still part of the community who appreciated his work!

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