In June 2012 in the presence of Fay-Mander Jones and many other members of his family, Glebe colleagues and old Lindfield neighbours, an Angophera was planted in Glebe’s Paddy Gray Reserve in grateful memory of David Mander-Jones who died during in late 2011 and was the much-loved first  convenor of the Blue Wren Group.

Under his leadership a consultant was employed to do a study of small bird habitat in our suburb.  The report ‘Superb Fairy-Wren Habitat in Glebe and Forest Lodge’ was accepted by the City of Sydney Council, which had provided a grant for the study.  The Group subsequently organised planting days in Paddy Gray Reserve to develop better habitat for small birds.  David was also a keen participant in other Society activities, including the Heritage Sub-Committee which he also chaired for a period.

Click here to view the certificate that the Sydney City Council issued to mark the planting of David’s tree.