We would love you to join us for this 90th birthday celebration and fundraiser in honour of Dr Barbara Hardy AO’s enduring and significant contribution to nature conservation and science.  This inspiring event will be held in Adelaide University’s majestic Bonython Hall.

Internationally acclaimed chef Andrew Fielke will create unique cuisine using Australian native ingredients. View the menu here. Complementing this delicious array of food will be Wines by Geoff Hardy, made with hand-selected, premium fruit grown on sustainably managed vineyards in South Australia. To celebrate Geoff’s mother’s 90th birthday, Wines by Geoff Hardy will be releasing a limited edition Barbara Hardy Shiraz 2016 from McLaren Vale, which will be available for purchase. You can order this superb shiraz on the night or pre-order a box now. For every six-pack box sold, $20 will be donated to Nature Foundation SA.
Our Master of Ceremonies, the iconic Keith Conlon OAM, will ensure a wonderful evening of music, entertainment and fundraising.  All proceeds will help advance nature conservation in South Australia.  

Dr Barbara Hardy AO

Barbara always had a passion for science and loved the outdoors, and it was camping holidays that awakened her concern for the environment. She began voluntary work with the Conservation Council in the 1970s and subsequently advised politicians, represented Australia at environmental forums, and worked with many conservation organisations. Barbara has been awarded numerous honours including Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for her service to conservation and the community.
One of Barbara's proudest achievements was the establishment of Nature Foundation SA in 1981 with co-founders David Cleland, Warren Bonython AO and Mark Bonnin AM.  To honour Barbara Hardy's milestone of reaching 90 years, Nature Foundation SA invites you to attend this special birthday celebration.

Date:                 Saturday 25 November 2017             

Time:                 6.30 pm-11.00 pm

Place:                Bonython Hall, Adelaide University

Dress:                Black Tie 

Tickets:              $145 per person                                 
                          $130 members                                  

Booking form:    Click here

You may also wish to support the work of Nature Foundation SA by contributing to the Barbara Hardy AO 90th Birthday Fund - please click here to donate online (pop-up payment form will appear).

RSVP:                Friday 10 November 2017


Phone:               1300 366 191

The Barbara Hardy Dinner 2017 aims to:

  • Honour Barbara's contribution to nature conservation and science
  • Connect the Hardy family to Nature Foundation SA members, supporters and donors
  • Share and enjoy our unique native cuisine
  • Raise funds to support the vision of Nature Foundation SA

Sponsorship and guest/table booking information is available here

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