Patriots: Defending Australia's Natural Heritage

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 406 pages
For more than sixty years a small group of dedicated people have been fighting to defend Auatralia's unique wildlife. Those conservationits battle indifference and hostility from government and developers, whose actions are responsible for the decisions for the decimation of spectaculaar natural beauty. Although much has been lost, the conservation movement has won great victories and secured the preservation of some of the world's most pristine, and ecologically important landscapes.
 

Contents

STORM
1
Speaking for nature conservation in postwar Australia
20
HARMONY
37
LEVELHEADED MEN
55
Fighting for Lake Pedder and the Great Barrier Reef
72
GADARENE SWINE
89
PEDDERISED
106
BOGUS LETTERS
124
Fudging population saving rainforest
197
VANITY FAIR
232
DONT YOU WORRY ABOUT THAT
249
HOUSE OF THEORY
265
Seeking an intellectual frame Greens share power in Tasmania
283
Dodgy venture into Ecologically Sustainable Development
301
TRESPASS
318
Eating yellow cake for Jabiluka and dying in a ditch for the Fitzroy River
335

REVERIE
143
COME IN PEACE AND LOVE
161
STREAMS OF VILIFICATION
180
Acknowledgments
356
Select Bibliography
363
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William J. Lines is the author of An All Consuming Passion: Origins, Modernity, and the Australian Life of Georgiana Molloy; False Economy: Australia in the 20th Century; and Taming the Great South Land: A History of Conquest of Nature in Australia.