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Meet Glenthorne Partnership Member Pam Smith

Each edition we’ll introduce you to one of the 13 members of the Glenthorne Partnership who are helping to shape this new national park.

The Glenthorne Partnership was created to provide important community insight, ideas and perspectives, and help make decisions to ensure the park meets community needs and expectations.

The group includes community members with connections to surrounding ‘Friends of Parks’ volunteer groups, the Kaurna community, the City of Marion, the local business association and the local R-12 school.

Hear from Glenhorne Partnership member Pam Smith about her connection to the creation of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.

‘I have been fortunate in having opportunities to work in the profession I love, that is, archaeology – combined with heritage and landscape history. Now that I am retired I have even more time to indulge my passions by working as a volunteer and spending more time with my wonderful family.

‘I have been a member of several conservation and community organisations over my lifetime and am now privileged to be on the National Trust SA’s Significant Tree Committee (where we just talk about trees) and on the Glenthorne Partnership.

‘I have two main interests in the creation of this new park. As coordinator of the Adelaide Hills Face Zone Cultural Heritage Project (Flinders University 2001-05) I coordinated surveys and research across the Marion Hills and Glenthorne.

‘As a consequence, I am very familiar with this landscape and its history, and of Glenthorne in particular. As a member and Patron of the Friends of Glenthorne I applaud the amazing 20-year struggle by members to stop urban development. Together with ‘the Friends’, I am committed to protecting the environment and heritage of the property and was absolutely delighted when the Glenthorne National Park concept was announced.’

Read about the other members of the Glenthorne Partnership.

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