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Saving the Sanctuary: An Inspirational Family Event

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A cheap family day out and a chance to be inspired
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Image courtesy Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary website

Warrawong Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills has long been a South Australian family favourite, known for its down to earth approach to conservation.

Join the Warrawong team on Saturday July 6 for a special private screening of Saving the Sanctuary. The film is a four part documentary about the founding, the subsequent abandonment and finally the resurrection of Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary.

It's the only place in mainland South Australia where you might spot the elusive platypus; the only other population in SA being on KI.

Since its establishment in 1969, this innovative sanctuary hands-on and on approach to conservation and began by fencing off the land to keep feral animals out and to allow native animals to prosper. Koalas, platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, potoroos, bettongs, and birds rarely seen outside the feral-proof fence all live safely inside the fence, away from feral predators and competition.

The series features interviews with Dr John Wamsley and Proo Geddes, founders of Warrawong Sanctuary. It also looks at the hard work of Narelle MacPherson and David Cobbold, the brave couple who crossed the country to revive and rebuild the abandoned sanctuary,

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Image courtesy Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary website

The family can enjoy an affordable day out at Wallis Cinemas in Mt Barker and be inspired by this story of people power.

The screening is at 3.30pm on Saturday 6th of July at Wallis Mt Barker. Tickets are just $7 and more details are available here. You can get the details on Warrawong Sanctuary here.
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Why? An inspiring local story of conservation
When: Saturday 6th July
Phone: 8423 6030
Where: Wallis Cinemas, 17 Adelaide Rd, Mount Barker
Cost: $7
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I hope this event is well patronised. Too often the hard work of people like these goes unnoticed.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7237) 108 days ago
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