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Graham Woods
Graham Woods
Piccaninny Plains
Sanctuary Manager - Piccaninny Plains
Special skills / qualifications
'Old time' cattleman and 'bushy kinda' bloke. I can drive anything with an engine, and if it has hide and four hooves I will have a go at riding it.
What did you do before AWC?
I was peacefully retired and spending several months a year sailing the Whitsundays.

Early work life included bull and bronco riding on the rodeo circuit and head stock-man on 3.2 million pastoral station in south-western QLD. I could ride the boundary for 8 months and not pass the same piece of fence-line.

I also did a stint running my own crayfish boat in the Torres Strait with the best TI crew.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Magnificent Riflebird.
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
All of Piccaninny Plains!
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Leopard Seal, dingoes, and a Frill-necked Lizard.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Antarctica, Finland and Marion Island and reef.
Other interesting stuff
Broken my neck twice: bare-back bronco riding, then 20 years later being thrown off a bicycle.... and still walking!