The Tasmanian Greens mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Geoff King.
Greens Leader Nick McKim MP described Mr King as one of life’s great characters who was a passionate defender of Tasmania’s wild places and ancient Aboriginal culture.
“Geoff’s was a big life lived to the absolute full, and his story is in many ways the story of the places he loved. He had the most intimate of connections to the Tarkine area, especially the Arthur-Pieman coast and hinterland.”
“Those of us who were lucky enough to have spent time with Geoff will never forget his legendary sense of humour, his generosity of spirit, his love for nature and heritage, and his awesome seafood chowder.”
“Geoff was a lover of life who worked tirelessly to protect and promote the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the north-west, and his passing is a massive loss to the entire community.”
“He was someone who stood up strongly for what he believed in, but also worked to bring people together by providing a bridge between opposing views in a community deeply divided on so many issues.”
“Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with Geoff’s wife Margot and his sons Hugh and Angus.”
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