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Vale Joe Glascott - Farewell to an exceptional man

Posted by Glascott Landscape & Civil on 29 February 2016
Vale Joe Glascott - Farewell to an exceptional man

Vale Joe Glascott - Our Deepest Sympathy

The LNA Master Landscapers Association would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere condolences to the Glascot family.

Extract from Glascott Landscape & Civil - Matthew Glascott 

In January I said goodbye to my father, Joe Glascott. My dad was a loving husband, adored father and grandfather and his passing is a huge loss for our very close family.

Country born and bred, dad was passionate about nature and through his work he was instrumental in saving some of Australia's most significant landmarks and natural environments.

After spending time in New York as a political correspondent reporting on Watergate and other historic events, dad and mum with three kids in tow returned to Sydney where he took a post at the Sydney Morning Herald as their first "environment writer" making him Australia's first environment journalist.

Dad wrote about and informed on many important issues including Tasmania's Franklin Dam and the Daintree rainforest in Queensland. His writing was instrumental in saving the NSW rainforests and the Norfolk pines at Manly beach and he successfully argued to retained historical built environments such as Sydney's Queen Victoria Building, Capitol Theatre and Walsh Bay Wharf.

To find out more about Joe's extraordinary life, read his obituary in the Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/obituary-joe-glascott-influential-journalist-was-instrumental-in-saving-nsw-rainforests-20160119-gm9n58.html

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Author: Glascott Landscape & Civil
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