Event Details

Webinar: Official Launch of PaRC: Parks and Recreation Collection website

23 June 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Webinar: Official Launch of PaRC: Parks and Recreation Collection website

Date: Wednesday 23 June
Time: 11.30am (AEST)
Cost: Free

This online event will mark the transition of an online repository of documentary materials capturing knowledge of parks and leisure in Australasia from its development mode to maintenance.

Replay the webinar

Dr Geoff Edwards

Secretary to the Trustees of the Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation Trust Fund - Education, Parks and Leisure Australia

Dr Geoff Edwards commenced his career in the National Parks Service, Victoria, then took appointments in Victoria's Crown land and reserve administration, Melbourne's Metropolitan Parks and Port Moresby's parks and gardens. He was a local government Councillor and Shire President in Sherbrooke. He moved to Queensland in 1990 as Manager, Land and Regional Planning, with the Department of Lands/Natural Resources, with responsibilities for a range of aspects of land policy, retiring in 2011. From 2013-2019 he was President of The Royal Society of Queensland.


Ann Huthwaite

Ann Huthwaite is a librarian, specialising in information storage and retrieval and the management of bibliographic databases. During her career she worked at the State Library of Queensland, and then at the Queensland University of Technology Library, where she held the position of Library Resource Services Manager. In her retirement she is expanding her knowledge of Australian native plants and their habitats, and frequently walks in parks and conservation areas in South-East Queensland on botanising expeditions. This photo shows her examining the leaves of a native tree in the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens, north of Brisbane.

John Senior

John originally qualified as a civil engineer in the UK and emigrated to Melbourne in 1974 where he became involved in waterway restoration as part of the Bicentennial Program. This led to his move into the parks and recreation sector. He has been a long-term member of RAIPR and PLA - serving on the PLA Board and subsequently on its Advisory Committee, and also as Chair of the National Conference Committee. More recently he has been heavily committed to the establishment of PaRC, coordinating input into PLA's new database initiative.

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