Leanne is a Queenslander with a passion for wombats and for flourishing rural communities. She has supported Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat conservation for 20 years. Leanne was the brainchild of 2.5 m high and 3.5 m long William the Wombat: a statue now taking pride of place in the tiny town of Thallon in recognition of the town's historic connection to the wombats.