They were both warriors- of the imagination, of the spirit and against injustice.
Judith Wright died in 2000 and Veronica Brady died in Perth in August this year. They are both deeply missed.
Their campaign eventually led to the Federal Government claiming Commonwealth sovereignty over the Great Barrier Reef. In 1975 the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority was established. The creation of the Great Barrier Marine Park was the first such national park in the world. The reef and its waters were listed as a world heritage site in 1981.