Wild Tasmania has lost one of its greatest champions with the death of Melva Truchanas.
A beautiful, feisty and fiercely intelligent soul, Melva was a constant affirming presence for the conservation movement and the Greens.
Right up to the very end, Melva was campaigning for the wilderness, for the Greens to grow and for her beloved Lake Pedder to be restored to its former glory.
Melva Truchanas was such an inspiration. Staunch and true, she always made time to offer words of encouragement for those of us trying to do the right thing by this lovely island.
I will always remember, and be grateful for, Melva’s unwavering support for the Greens in government during the fraught days of the Tasmanian Forest Agreement. She never abandoned us.
Melva’s death has wounded our hearts.
On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I offer love and deepest sorrow to Melva’s children, Anita, Rima and Nicholas, to their children and to all who loved and admired the mighty Melva Truchanas.