Why Abbey loves the forest…

Why Abbey loves the forest…

Abbey, Year 12
Grant High School

The forest is a calming and inspiring environment holding many great memories of my childhood.

Going to the forest on a dewy winter morning was one of my favourite things to do when I was younger. We would take photos of the vibrant toadstools that grew in the winter months and collect pinecones to light the fire when we got home.

Capturing the aspects of the local forests reflecting my favourite childhood memories allows me to reminisce those moments I spent with my family.

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.