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Farewell to Phillip Ingamells – a Brave Fighter for Victoria’s Heritage

Philip Clark Ingamells was a legend in conservation circles and a tireless campaigner for parks and nature. We all owe him a great debt of gratitude for his work. Nature in Victoria is better for his efforts, and we are all the wiser.

Memorable highlights of Phil’s time with VNPA

  • A successful but long-and-hard-fought campaign to remove cattle grazing from the Alpine National Park (not once but twice)
  • Resisting the seemingly endless development proposals in our national parks’ estate
  • Fending off development proposals for Wilsons Prom in the 1990s, and again in 2012
  • Pushing government to control the feral animals destroying Alpine habitats
  • Tackling the difficult issue of fire management in our landscapes

The Victorian National Parks Association has setup a celebration of Phil’s contribution HERE, with an open invitation to share your memories and thoughts of Phil.