More about the tour

This tour has been funded using generous donations from Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority, the Humane Society International, NGO’s, and from individuals. Brad Purcell has worked with Suzanne on his Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship (see, that was awarded because of his research on dingoes that started in the Burragorang Read more

Support the Tour

If you would like to financially help the tour, donations can be deposited directly into The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute Deductible Gift account at
AC: Name:Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute,
BSB: 082057
A/C: 572156107.
Make sure you put “SS Tour” in the notes line.

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Great links about wild dog coexistence

Australian Endangered Species
Dingo CARE network
Churchill report
Catalyst story
Dingo book
Defenders coexisting strategy
Dingo official fan page
Friends of the Australian dingo
Livestock and wolves publication
Lords of nature
Northern Rockies Gray Wolf
The Conversation
Wild dog controls 
Wolves in the Rockies publication

August 2010: Free Community Forums

On Saturday 21st August, the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute co-hosted two free community forums in Blackheath. The first forum, starting at 10:30am, was a bushfire ecology and management forum, and the second, from 2pm, was a showcase of ecological research undertaken in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
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February 14th, 2009: BMWHI Staff Attend Unveiling of the Gully Sign

Cheryle Yin-Lo, Sarah Terkes and Anne O’Grady were honoured to attend the official ceremony for the unveiling of the Gully sign on Saturday 14th February at Katoomba Aquatic Centre.

A highlight of the event was a dance piece, created by Jo Clancy and performed with Ian Colless.

October 2008: New Independent Chair for the Board of Directors

The Institute is pleased to announce the new Independent Chair of its Board of Directors, Dr Don Stammer.

Described in the Australian Financial Review as “one of the doyens of economics in Australia”, Dr Stammer has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an economist.

Don has held senior positions at the Reserve Read more

October 2008: New Acting Executive Director for the BMWHI

Dr Rosalie Chapple, one of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute’s co-founders, is now Acting Executive Director of the Institute.

Dr. Chapple was Executive Officer until 2007 and Company Secretary until 2008, when she took on the roles of Research Director and Executive Director.


Throughout her career she has undertaken part-time university teaching, Read more

Wollemi yields its ancient secrets

The Sydney Morning Herald, 15th July 2008

There is a ridge and a creek in the heart of the 500,000-hectare Wollemi wilderness which are so remote they have never been officially named by Europeans.

An archaeologist, Wayne Brennan, and his colleagues have called these wild features Forgotten Ridge and Creek and have Read more

February 2012: Investment in BMWHI provides four-fold returns

BMWHI has recently undertaken a review of its value and return on investment to provide an assessment of how well our organisation is helping to protect the world heritage values of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA).

Analysis of the results shows that, since the Institute’s establishment in 2004, over Read more