Illawarra Grevillea Park

Everyone has a story. Listen to the memories of local residents as they recount their experiences as volunteers at Illawarra Grevillea Park.

Click on the volunteers’ names or photos for more information and to listen to their stories.

Tony Sarkis

Tony lived in the Sherbrooke Chapel as part of his family home when it was moved to Woonona. In 1993 he donated the chapel to Grevillea Park.

Listen to Tony’s story here.


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Tracee Lea

Tracee talks about her experiences as a volunteer at Illawarra Grevillea Park.

Listen to Tracee’s story here.


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Hess Saunders

Hess has lived a long life as an educator and has always been passionate about Australian plants. Now he is involved in the Illawarra Grevillea Park.

Listen to Hess’s story here.


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Mark Ziebell

Mark talks about the process of obtaining seeds to grow plants at the Illawarra Grevillea Park, as well as current and upcoming projects.

Listen to Mark’s story here.


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John Elton

John discusses grafting and caring for plants, funding of the Illawarra Grevillea Park, and its future projects and challenges.

Listen to John’s story here.