Outback Gondwana Foundation

The Outback Gondwana Foundation Ltd (OGF) is a not-for-profit founded and based in South West Queensland, Australia. OGF is a registered Australian charity and Deductable Gift Recipient IDGR) status and has been working hard for many years to develop the Eromanga Natural History Museum (ENHM) and help the South West Queensland communities discover their fossil heritage and understand more about their own natural history. OGF is the governing and fund raising body for the museum.

Our Vision:

  • We aim to discover, preserve and display Outback Australia’s dinosaur and fossil heritage, cultural heritage and natural history, in their native environment, for the education and enjoyment of all.

The OGF has established a vast fossil collection from digs around Southwest Queensland – Australia’s newest palaeontological frontier. This includes specimens that are new to science and dinosaurs that are some of the largest and most complete in the world. OGF is helping to bring these scientifically significant and unique discoveries to the world. Dinosaurs are only part of the fossil, cultural, geological, floral and faunal diversity of Southwest Queensland.

OGF wants to share this knowledge with the community through research, field work and outreach activities in the discovery region.

Board of Directors

Stuart Mackenzie


  • B. Mechanical Engineering
  • Founding Director of OGF
  • Mayor Quilpie Shire 2012 –
  • Chair Outback Queensland Tourism Assoc. (OTQA) 2015
  • Western Rivers Advisory Panel (WRAP) 2012
  • Chair Local Government Assoc. Qld. (LGAQ) Resources Community Advisory Panel 2013
  • Lake Eyre Basin Wild Rivers Advisory Panel 2011
  • Deputy Mayor Quilpie Shire 2004-2008
  • Councillor Quilpie Shire 1997-2004
  • Deputy President Eromanga District Community Assoc. 1998-2008
  • Fifth generation family in the Eromanga district
  • Fourth generation landholders ‘Plevna Downs’ Eromanga & Organically Certified Wool & Beef 1998 –
  • Board Member Regional Development Australia Darling Downs & South West Qld (RDA DDSW) 2015 –
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) Director 2016 –

Brendon Murray

Company Secretary/Director

  • B. Financial Administration Chartered Accountant
  • Founding Director of OGF
  • Director/Partner Bentleys Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors
  • Has an interest and passion for rural and regional Australia. Grew up in Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Mel Wilkinson


  • B. Science (Honours) (Geology) B. Arts (Anthropology)
  • Founding Director of OGF
  • Senior Geologist Santos Petroleum 1993 – current
  • Senior Geologist AGL Petroleum 1989-93
  • Senior Geologist CSR Petroleum 1983-89
  • Has been actively involved in the with the work of the Foundation and earlier the Natural History Society since it began in 2004.

Clare Steele


  • B. Health Science
  • Foundng Director of OGF
  • Long term resident and is a member of one of the original families to settle in the Eromanga district.
  • President Eromanga District & Community Assoc. 1998-2005
  • Rural Womens’s Symposium 2008
  • Has been actively involved since 2004

Ari McCamley


  • Partner Thynne & Maccartney, Brisbane-based law firm
  • Enjoys a career assisting Queensland’s farmers and graziers secure their business interests.
  • With a passion to contribute to the future prosperity of regional Queensland, Ari strongly believes in the mission of the Outback Gondwana Foundation.

Robyn Mackenzie


  • Founding Member of OGF
  • Partner/Director Rural Enterprise 1985-current
  • Westpac 1981-1985
  • ‘Plevna Downs’ Eromanga Certified Organic Wool & Beef Producer 1998-
  • Fifth generation family member from Morven district, South West Qld   1876 – 2003
  • An avid natural history enthusiast, Robyn is passionate about ensuring South-west Queensland’s regional communities remain sustainable into the future.

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