Former Greens leader Bob Brown's old farmhouse at Liffey has been provisionally heritage-listed, with members of the public being invited to make submissions or objections to the move.
In April, The Examiner reported that a nomination for the property's inclusion on the heritage register was before the Tasmanian Heritage Council.
On Wednesday, the heritage council listed a notice in The Examiner to notify the public of its intention to provisionally list 'Oura Oura', as the property is known.
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"A submission, or objection, must be made in writing and lodged with the Tasmanian Heritage Council within 60 days of the date of this notice," Tasmanian Heritage Council chairman Brett Torossi said in the notice.
A charming farmhouse tucked away on a 14 hectare property in Liffey Valley, Oura Oura is the birthplace of the Australian green movement. Dr Brown bought the property in 1973, roughly a year after arriving in Tasmania from New South Wales to work as a GP at Mowbray Heights.
It was at Oura Oura that Dr Brown conceived of the Tasmanian Greens, the political party that later spawned the Australian Greens. The Wilderness Society and Bush Heritage Australia, a not-for-profit that buys and manages land across the country, also had their beginnings there.
A submission, or objection, must be made in writing and lodged with the Tasmanian Heritage Council within 60 days of the date of this notice.Brett Torossi, Tasmanian Heritage Council chairman
Dr Brown and his partner Paul Thomas gifted the property to Bush Heritage Australia in 2011, after having moved into a place together at Randalls Bay, south of Cygnet.
The forces against the damming of the Franklin River were first mobilised at Oura Oura, leading to the famous High Court decision in 1983 which saw the Hawke government win a landmark case against the Tasmanian government, ensuring the dam was never built.