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A monument commemorates Frank J. Griffiths who was the first Chairman of the Fauna Protection Panel.
The Fauna Protection Panel was constituted under the Fauna Protection Act, 1948 (Act No.47, 1948) which received assent on 24 December 1948. (1) The Act commenced from 1 July 1949. (2) Prior to this matters relating to birds and animals protection were handled by the Colonial Secretary's Department. (3)
The purpose of the Act was to provide for the protection and preservation of fauna, while permitting the destruction and control of those species which were harmful to primary producers. (4) The Act applied to all fauna whether native or introduced. (5)
The Fauna Protection Panel constituted by the Act consisted of the Chief Guardian who was the Chairman and thirteen appointed members. The first Fauna Protection Panel appointed were: Francis James Griffiths (Chief Guardian of Fauna) as Chairman; Robert Jackson Noble; Harold Ernest Messer; Frederick Manson Bailey; Cecil Jones Buttsworth; William Wallace Jones; James Roy Kinghorn; Arthur Robert William Littlewood Jones; Harold Edwin Best; Patrick Desmond Fitzgerald Murray; Roger Bede Nott; Edward John Lees Hallstrom; Ellis Le Geyt Troughton and Allen Axal Strom.
|Address:||The Griffith Trail , Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Jamberoo, 2533|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.674175|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - State|
To The Memory Of
FRANK J GRIFFITHS,
First Chairman Of The Fauna Protection Panel 1949 - 1958
THE GRIFFITHS TRAIL
Begins And Ends At This Memorial Plaque
Providing A Walking Path Through Part Of The
BARREN GROUNDS FAUNA RESERVE NO.3