CYGNET: Bob Brown & Paul Thomas launch 'Green Nomads Wild Places'











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CYGNET: Bob Brown & Paul Thomas launch 'Green Nomads Wild Places'

Hosted By: Southern Swan

Southern Swan, 12 Mary St, Cygnet, Tasmania | 1 Dec 2018 02:00 PM

Join us at the Southern Swan for this very special event - the launch of Bob Brown and Paul Thomas' new book Green Nomads Wild Places.

Green Nomads Wild Places is a photographic and written record of their three-month adventure across Australia. It was a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe.

The perfect companion to their previous book together, Green Nomads (which recorded their first 19 000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia), Green Nomads: Wild Places continues to remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world. 

Bob Brown was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996. His resignation as leader of the Australian Greens in 2012 marked his Senate retirement. Bob was involved in establishing the Wilderness Society (1976), Bush Heritage Australia (1990), the Australian Greens (1992) and the Bob Brown Foundation (2012). The foundation ( promotes action for Earth’s environment, including Tasmania’s wild and threatened Tarkine wilderness. His books include Lake Pedder, Earth, his bestselling memoir Optimism, and Green Nomads.

Paul Thomas, who is a farmer, has been a jackeroo, local sportsman, community worker, social activist, environmentalist and art curator. He served two terms as a Greens councillor on the Huon Valley Council (1996–2002). Paul and Bob got together in 1996 and Bob describes Paul as ‘the rock’. On their ‘green nomad’ journeys, while Bob is busy with his camera and navigation, Paul is the main driver, campsite supervisor and chef-in-chief. His farm overlooks Randalls Bay in southern Tasmania.

This is a free event and all are welcome.