Vale Emma Markwell

‘Emma Markwell, an anti-zipline campaigner and MCPA member, passed away on March 8th after a long illness, aged 41. Emma had been ill for 15 years, and three years ago learned that hope was fading for a recovery. Yet during the ziplines campaign Emma was remarkable; engaging, bright, cheerful, positive and resolute. Emma was an active committee member and a bright face standing up for Mt Coot-tha on roadsides, at protests, and in the media’. – Peter Hale


‘I had the honour of campaigning with Emma in the no ziplines banner crew and I liked her immensely from the moment we met. She was warm, vibrant, intelligent, and had the best smile!  I continue to really admire her strength and positive outlook. Thank you, Emma, for making a difference’. - Helen Jeremy


‘Emma's enthusiasm was an inspiration just when our roadside campaigning needed a lift. Her concern gives us hope that younger generations are prepared to demand better custodianship of our natural environment’. – Trevor Bacon


‘Emma was passionate about the environment from an early age, and the ziplines campaign was just one of her conservation campaigns. Even though faced with such an illness she was always there - standing on the roadside with a placard.  Her bravery and good humour in the face of adversity is an example to us all’. – Maryanne Rowland.

Mt Coot-tha Protection Alliance Inc