Brenda Hean: The Lady of the Lake

The Tasmanian government’s plan to flood Lake Pedder in the late 1960s was a turning point in the state’s environmental movement. Brenda Hean became the figurehead of the protest movement to save the lake. In 1972 Hean and her pilot Max Price departed Cambridge airport in a Tiger Moth to fly to Canberra where they planned to write ‘Save the Lake’ in the sky above Parliament House. The aircraft was last spotted from the east coast of Tasmania. To this day no trace of Hean, Price or the aircraft has been found. Conspiracy surrounds their fate.

James Walker


Acrylic on canvas