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Josef Schofield
Josef Schofield
Sanctuary
Newhaven
Position
Sanctuary Manager - Newhaven
Special skills / qualifications
Living in the bush - I grew up on a farm, and have always lived 'out bush';
Bachelor Health Science (Nursing);
Diploma Science;
Certificate III CLM; and
current studying Bachelor Science (Palaeobiology).
What did you do before AWC?
For 6 years prior to AWC I spent most of my time walking through various Australian deserts on camel-assisted expeditions (private and commercial).

During the hot months, and prior to this time, I was employed delivering acute medical care and primary health care services on remote Aboriginal communities in the NT.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Night parrot.
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Anywhere quiet on either Kalamurina or Newhaven, particularly as the sun goes down and the light softens.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Velvet worm (Onychophora), Green python, and greedily, all the rock-wallabies.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Central Australia in the late 1800's, Ituri Forest in the 1940's, and any quiet Mulga-fringed clay-pan after rain.
Other interesting stuff
Central Australian history, particularly around the 'first contact period' is a great interest of mine...it is still so close. I have a very small apiary in Alice springs which supports, my wife - Danae's, honey habit. More than anything I love to walk in the bush...