It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Colin McKechnie on the 10th of March 2005.    He will be sorely missed by many people, especially those within the wildlife fraternity and, of course his family, to whom we extend our deepest condolences.


For those of you who are not aware; Colin was the proprietor of the Gorge Wildlife Park at Cudlee Creek in the Adelaide Hills, which he and his family have been operating since the 1960’s.    He was always ready to help or offer advice to anyone who cared to ask.   Typically, he would never mince words and always called a spade a spade.


Colin was one of those special people who was always willing to support organisations like the Marsupial Society and its members.    In this picture he was addressing a meeting of the Marsupial Society in the BBQ area at the Gorge Wildlife Park.


His talks, as well as being amusing and witty, were always highly informative and knowledgeable, based on his many years of experience in working with all manner of wildlife. 


Colin’s passing leaves a tremendous void that is going to be hard to close.   He will be greatly missed.  


Rest in peace Colin

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