Honour Awarded

Congratulations to our member Kaz Herbst on being awarded an OAM in the Australia Day Honours. Apart from his membership of our group Kaz has been a leading member of the SA Sporting Shooters Association Conservation Branch. In that role he has been heavily involved in the development of a conservation program for the endangered Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby. His award recognises his work and achievements in that field.

A Name and a Logo

We are often asked about the name of our group and for details about our logo.

Until two years ago we were simply Friends of Flinders Ranges National Park. Over the last decade local aboriginal people in various parts of the state were given opportunity to share in the management of a national or conservation park that was in their location. Adnyamathana people were invited to participate in co-management of the Flinders Ranges NP a few years ago. State Government then decided that where this co-management arrangement was in place the park would also be co-named, that is both the aboriginal name and the anglo name would be applied. Flinders Ranges is called Ikara by the Adnyamathana people so the co-management board of the park decided to include Ikara in the park’s name. We were invited to consider adopting the name too and in respect to the Adnyamathana people in their link to this country our committee and members readily made the change.

The logo has been changed just once since we formed in 1995. It represents the majestic ranges for which the area is rightly famous. The brown lines in the shape of a shield are what puzzles most people. The Flinders ranges contain some of the oldest fossils in Australia. One of them is the Dicksonian fossil and it is that fossil which is included in our logo. Together the ranges and the fossil reflect the beauty and the geological significance of the Flinders Ranges which we work to preserve.