Terry Lavender OAM
Trail builder, bushwalker, author
Born: August 20, 1941; Guildford, Surry, UK
Died: January 9, 2004; Adelaide
Terry Lavender, South Australia’s “Mr Bushwalking”, will be remembered for his dedication to recreation in SA.
He was the architect of on of the world’s great walking trails – the long distance Heysen Trail which snakes its way for 1500km across the state from Cape Jervis, at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsular to rugged Parachilna Gorge, in the Central Flinders Ranges.
English-born Terry also came up with the idea of the Federation Trail which, it is hoped, will eventually run for 500km from Murray Bridge to Clare in the State’s Mid North. The first 58km of the trail from Murray Bridge to Mt Bevor has already been opened.