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Grey Owl 1888-1938

Grey Owl 1888-1938

Photo by contributor Zoë Edwards - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

East Sussex
Next to the information centre by the main car park
at the Fairlight Road entrance to the Hastings Country Park

Coordinates: N 50 52.498 E 00 37.487


Plaque Text

Born and educated in Hastings, Archibald Stansfeld Belaney early became fascinated with the North American Indians and their way of life. Emigrating to Canada in 1906, he spent most of the following two decades among the Indians of Northern Ontario. He adopted their lifestyle, became expert in hunting and trapping, and assumed the name Grey Owl. During the 1920's he became alarmed at the rapid despoliation of the wilderness, the wanton slaughter of wildlife and the threat to Indian cultural survival. He stopped trapping and from 1929 until his death achieved worldwide acclaim through his books and lectures in which he pleaded for recognition of the natural brotherhood between man and animals and for the protection of the wilderness.

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