Knitting protest against gas and mining

A Group of Robe knitters who meet each Wednesday have combined with other Robe residents to form the Robe Knitting Nannas 'Loop'.

'Knitting Nannas Against Gas' was established in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia, in June 2012, 

This was in response to a growing awareness of the exploration for unconventionally mined gas in our prime agricultural land. 

They boast an extensive national and international membership, maintaining connections via web site, facebook and twitter.

Their website states “We sit, knit, plot, have a yarn and a cuppa, and bear witness to the war against those who try to rape our land and divide our communities.

“We peacefully & productively protest against the destruction of our land, air, and water by corporations and/or individuals who seek profit and personal gain from the short-sighted and greedy plunder of our natural resources.”

Members of the newly formed Robe Knitting Nannas are Wendy Leopold, Rosemary Williams, Marg Chick, Kerrie Boyd, Pearl Dening, Judy Phillips,  Di Ling, Larraine Falkner and Robyn Russell.

Marcia Lorenz from the Limestone Coast Protection Alliance welcomed the new members of the 'Loop' and said “This is the first 'Loop' we have formed in the South East and we are hoping to establish other loops in the area.  We have some interested people in Mount Gambier and if anybody would like to form a 'loop' in their own region we would be very happy to hear from them.”

Robe Mayor Peter Riseley also welcomed the group saying “I am really pleased to hear that a passionate group of dedicated Robe ladies will create a Robe chapter of the world renowned Knitting Nannas.”

The Robe Knitting Nannas will have their first outing at the the Beach Energy ‘information day’ at the Council Chambers on Monday 15th May.

For further information contact Marcia Lorenz on 8735 8418.