On a very hot afternoon, forty-five members met up at the Jindalee Boat Ramp Park. Some members, led by Len, headed off on a 4 km return walk through the suburbs and bushland beside the Brisbane River. Beside the track there is a monument to mark one of explorer, John Oxley’s landing sites. John Oxley climbed Mount Ommaney to take sightings for his mapping of the area. The well-formed track passes the blue-metal disused Carr’s Old Quarry. The rock was used in road-making in Brisbane in the 1920’s. At the half way mark, there is a large Flying Fox colony, some revegetation work by the Jindalee Bushcare Group and an ingenious solution to protect the trees from feral Rusa deer. The remaining members spent the time catching up with friends and chatting at the shady, grassy park and enjoyed a cooling breeze. On the return of the walkers, Laurelle had a willing band of volunteers organised for the celebration. Drinks and nibbles were partaken while we toasted a new year for NPAQ activities. This was followed by a satisfying alfresco dinner. A great time was had by all. The leaders were heartened by the attendance number. Thank you to all participants and photographer Ian.
ABN 60206792095 NPAQ acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Queensland National Park Estate and strongly supports co-stewardship with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Patron: Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC, PSM Governor of Queensland