Farmer to custodian

Bob Swinburn, a farmer on the shoreline of the Ramsar listed Lake Connewarre, born on a place with international significance, has created an oasis for the plants and animals over his lifetime.

In this inspiring clip, Bob Swinburn shares his journey in restoring his property. He shares some of the results he has observed as well as the pride and sense of well-being the work has provided him.

This film captures his personal change from childhood to adulthood, from farmer to custodian, and his great pride in creating a refuge for migratory birds. He is an active participant in the CoastalTender program managed by Corangamite CMA and funded by the Australian Government National Landcare Program.