'Heartland and Heroes' is a social, awareness and fundraising event organised by the Oakey Coal Action Alliance, committed to stopping the Stage 3 expansion of the coal mine at Acland. Radio announcer Alan Jones AO, born in Oakey and growing up on an Acland farm, knows well the people of Acland, and those fighting to save the district. He has spoken tirelessly about the need to save Australia's good farmland and its water supply, rural communities and farming expertise for the future. He frequently uses Acland as the metaphor for what is going on right across the eastern states. During the afternoon he will speak to those involved, as well as drawing on the dozens of stories he hears from across Australia's food bowl heartland each week.
Please come along and support the hard work of the Oakey Coal Action Alliance. Meet us and many others involved in this fight; laugh, cry, enjoy a great country spread in the nice surroundings of Rosalie Gallery at Goombungee, the picturesque district where New Hope Coal has already bought up large farms east of their Acland mining lease. We hope you can also stay overnight to attend the Acland Anzac Day with us the next morning, with the service commencing at 10.00am.
Cost is $10 payable at the door.
Please RSVP to [email protected]
Street map: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Mocatta+Street%2C+Goombungee%2C+Queensland&hl=en&sll=-27.216777%2C151.76239&sspn=0.182271%2C0.220757&oq=mocatta+str&hnear=Mocatta+St%2C+Goombungee+Queensland+4354&t=m&z=15
Rosalie Art Gallery: http://www.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/rosalie-gallery/562-rosalie-gallery
Find Oakey Coal Action Alliance on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oakeycoalactionalliance/
Goombungee, QLD 4354
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