Romeo Lahey Memorial Lectures

The Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture honours the principal founder of the National Parks Association of Queensland, who remained president for more than 30 years and was instrumental in convincing the Queensland Government to declare many of the national parks gazetted up to the 1970s.

2021 – 19th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: Issues for QLD’s national parks from 1930 to the Black Summer Bushfires 2019/2020 (Steve Noakes)

2017 – 18th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: Making Conservation Relevant in a Crowded World (Peter Cochrane)

2009 – 17th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: The Mismeasure of Conservation: How do we assess the real contribution of our decisions to the protection of nature? (Bob Pressey) excerpt

2008 – 16th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: Protected Areas in a Time of Change (Penny Figgis)

2005 – 15th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: National Parks – A Vital Concept on the Verge (Hugh Lavery)

2002 – 14th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: Queensland’s Forests and Public Perceptions – Two Decades of Change (Aila Keto)

2000 – 13th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: Queensland’s National Parks: An Investment in our Future (Paul Sattler)

1998 – 12th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: The Legacy of Voluntary Conservationists (John Sinclair)

1993 – 11th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: National Parks, the Challenges, Past, Present and Future (Hon Pat Comben)

1990 – 10th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: The Next Sixty Years (Tony Groom)

1987 – 9th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: The Conservation Movement and the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service (Graham Saunders, Ross Hynes, and Don Marshall)

1984 – 8th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: The Reservation of Rainforest in Queensland (G.H. Cossins)

1980 – 7th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: The First Fifty Years (J.K. Jarrott)

1978 – 6th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: In Wilderness is the Preservation of the World (Raymond L. Specht)

1975 – 5th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: History in Queensland National Parks (J.K. Jarrott)

1973 – 4th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: A National Park Manifesto for Queensland? (David D. Lahey)

1972 – 3rd Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: Down the Years with National Parks in Queensland (W. Wilkes)

1971 – 2nd Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture: The Great National Parks Movement (Alec H. Chisholm)

1969 – 1st Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture (R. Allen Clelland)