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  • FREE – All welcome
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  • Limited tickets available

10:30am to 11:30am on Thursday, 21 November

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Harbour Trust HQ, Building 28 Best Ave, Georges Heights, Mosman 2088


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The Trust Talks program is a series of free presentations by guest presenters, including historians and authors, on the evolution of Sydney Harbour, the enduring significance of our sites for First Nations People, the conservation of local flora and fauna, and other fascinating topics.

Members of the public are welcome to attend our Trust Talks, which are held every few months at one of our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour. You can find details of our next talk (4 September) below

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Trust Talk – Thursday, 21 November

Wildlife Health Australia

Talk overview

Our final Trust Talk for 2019 will shine a light on the importance of wildlife disease prevention in Australia. Special guest speaker Tiggy Grillo, National Coordinator with Wildlife Health Australia (WHA), will discuss the national organisation's approach to enhancing and protecting the natural environment, which involves connecting and supporting people and groups with an interest in wildlife health issues.

To learn more about the WHA, Australia's coordinating body for wildlife health, visit

About the presenter

Tiggy Grillo has worked for WHA since May 2009. She obtained her veterinary degree in Glasgow, Scotland in 1999. After completing a PhD in molecular parasitology in 2006, she moved to Australia to work for the then new School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Her previous experiences include population field surveys on raptors in the USA, the compilation of a sea turtle rehabilitation manual in the UK, and a review of sewage effects of harbour porpoise in Scotland. In 2016, Tiggy was the recipient of the Wildlife Diseases Association Australasian Section Barry Munday Award for her outstanding services to wildlife health in Australia.

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Plan Ahead

Attending our next Trust Talk at Mosman on Tuesday, 22 October?

By car: Drive along Middle Head Road, Mosman and turn off at Suakin Drive or Best Avenue for parking at Georges Heights. Free parking is available on site at the Suakin Drive car park and Crane Crescent car park (check restrictions). 

By bus: Sydney Buses operate buses to Georges Heights on weekdays. The 244 service, which departs from Wynyard, stops along Middle Head Road, including at a bust stop just 200 metres from Harbour Trust HQ. For further information, including timetables, visit the Transport NSW website.

Related: Visiting Georges Heights


Past Talks

  • John Jeremy (MD and CEO of Cockatoo Dockyard, 1981 to 1991) – Cockatoo Island's Dockyard
  • Ron Ray (Australian National Maritime Museum) – Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour: an exploration (5 July 2019)
  • Dr Peter Hobbins – Quarantine Unmasked: surviving the 1918-19 influenza pandemic at North Head (5 March 2019)
  • Paul Irish – "Hidden In Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney" (21 November 2018)
  • Warren Fahey AM – "All at Sea" (Australia's Maritime story) (10 July 2018)