On horseback to the heart of government
Two Pilbara pastoralists rode horses to the heart of Perth to deliver an Outback petition with 7000 signatures! What a powerful statement demonstrating just how much Western Australians care about the people, nature and future of our Outback.
Thank you to all who signed the petition or helped organise the event. Enjoy the photos!
Robin and Evan Pensini approach Dumas House, home to WA Government Ministers, to deliver the Outback petition. The Pensinis run Cheela Plains Station in the Pilbara.
Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan receives the petition from Evan.
It's quite a backdrop for these seasoned stock horses!
Evan Pensini speaks to assembled media at Dumas House about the need for a new type of Outback lease tenure to allow pastoral families to diversify into tourism, carbon farming and other opportunities.
Robin and Evan Pensini arrive to deliver the petition, riding Dakota Suzie Q and Dakota Dynamo, wonderfully well behaved stockhorses from Dakota Stud horse breaking and training.
News story in The Australian newspaper the following day.