About Us

Jack Leighton Jack was born in Sydney and moved to Tolga in 1936 where he was one of five children reared on a farm.

At fourteen, he started work in a timber mill where he became a steam engine driver. Ten years later his hobby of shooting saw him touring England as a member of the Australian Rifle Team. On return, he went to work on the home farm where he settled down and, with his wife Pat, reared a family of three children.

In 1990, Jack and Pat moved to Lake Tinaroo where they started a business of guided fishing and birdwatching. In 2002, Jack made his first video which portrayed the incredible numbers of Platypus that congregated in the Lake as a result of the drought. This was followed by a DVD on Barramundi fishing which starred many of his customers through the years.

It was during his birdwatching tours that Jack became very much aware of the need for a DVD which would show to advantage the wonderful birds here in the 'Wet Tropics' of North Queensland. The two hours of footage of Rainforest Birds has been well received and this has prompted a follow-on video to cover the Woodland and Grassland Birds, and yet another on the Wetland and Waterbirds. The estimated availability of these latter two productions is late 2008 - early 2009. Watch this space...
Contact Us
Tinaroo Waters Productions
Jack Leighton
Email:    birdsnbarra@tinaroowaters.com.au
Phone:   International - 61 7 4095 8425
                Australia - 07 4095 8425
  Address:   P.O. Box 145
                   KAIRI   4872
                   North Queensland
Website:   www.tinaroowaters.com.au


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