Me­mo­rial walk for Harry

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Erica Mur­ree

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.

Photo: contributed

REMEMBERING HARRY: A group of bush walk­ers took to the bush re­cently for the an­nual Biggen­den walk in me­mory of nat­u­ral­ist Harry Frauca.

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