Passionate protector’s legacy for bilbies
LARGER than life and a lover of the outback, Peter McRae, 67, will remain in Charleville through his legacy, having left an indelible mark on this small corner of the world.
A celebration of his wonderful life was held at Charleville Town Hall last Saturday morning, moving to the Cattle Camp Hotel as the day progressed.
It was organised by Charleville locals and began at 10am.
A visionary across the decades, Peter fought tooth and nail alongside his bilby brother Frank Manthe to protect the precious critters of the outback.
Peter was not only a respected zoologist and conservationist, he was a much-loved workmate and friend who touched the lives of hundreds, said former co-worker Chris Evenson
“His search for information was endless and he was recording it with great diligence – that was Peter McRae at work.
“Pete was a great mentor to so many people across the state, a great challenger.”
REMEMBERING PETER: Charleville bilby brother Peter McRae and his partner Tracy Wattz in 2016 at the first Save the Bilby Day.