Welcome to the Parks and Playgrounds Movement Blog.
The Parks and Playgrounds Movement was brought to Newcastle (Australia) by the late Tom Farrell in 1952. The Parks and Playgrounds Movement of New South Wales was established in Sydney in the early 1930s. Its secretary was the late C E W Bean, the historian, lawyer and journalist. The Newcastle organisation was originally called the Northern Parks and Playgrounds Movement. Under the legendary Doug Lithgow the Movement was incorporated in 1999 under the Associations Incorporation Act of 1984, and continues the fight to safeguard the Hunter Region's Natural and Cultural Heritage. If you wish to become a member of the Parks and Playgrounds Movement Inc., please read throught our stated aims, and if you wish to support the organisation, fill out the registration form.
For information on our past campaigns please click here: http://www.geocities.com/parksandplaygrounds
President and Freeman of the City of Newcastle Australia