Memorial walk for Harry
UNDER heavy grey clouds a group of 15 experienced bushwalkers gathered for the Harry Frauca memorial bush walk at Biggenden.
Among them were two adults who walked with Mr Frauca when they were students at Kepnock High School.
They have since brought their children to the Biggenden mountains. Others included four teenagers, two of whom kept the group entertained well into the night.
Led by Mr Frauca’s daughter, Moira Thompson, the group slept on the Big Pinnacle, where the nightwas punctuated by showers.
The second day ended with a swim in the mountain rock pool and a steamy hike home.
Mrs Thompson said the memorial bush walk would be an annual event on the first weekend of November.
“It is great to see my father’s memory kept alive with this tradition of an annual overnight hike,” she said.
The late Harry Frauca of Bundaberg was well known as an author of more than 30 books on Australian wildlife.
He was also a naturalist, mountaineer and photographer. He died in 1986.
REMEMBERING HARRY: A group of bush walkers took to the bush recently for the annual Biggenden walk in memory of naturalist Harry Frauca.