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The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia's most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000 square kilometres. In the late 1960s the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists in Queensland ? John Büsst, Judith Wright, Len Webb and others ? battled to save the Ellison Reef from coral-limestone mining and the Swain Reefs from oil exploration. The group later swelled to encompass scientists, trade unionists and politici

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  • ISBN: 9781742199030
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (234 p.)
  • Publisher: Chicago : Spinifex Press, 2014.

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Cover; About the Author; Other books by Judith Wright; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Publishers' Preface; Foreword, 2014 by Margaret Thorsborne, AO; Foreword, 1996 by Judith Wright; Foreword, 1977 by Judith Wright; Introduction; 1. The First Manoeuvres; 2. The Government, Science and the Reef; 3. Move and Counter-move; 4. Tragedy Abroad; 5. Geologists versus Biologists; 6. People Take a Hand; 7. The Unions Move In; 8. A Halt, and a Surrender; 9. Quarrels and a Victory; 10. From Torres Strait to Canberra; 11. We Get Reinforcements; 12. The Fight That Should Not Have Been Needed
13. Four Years of Looting14. Finale Without an Ending; Postscript; References, Sources and Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgements; Back Cover
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The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia's most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000 square kilometres. In the late 1960s the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists in Queensland ? John Büsst, Judith Wright, Len Webb and others ? battled to save the Ellison Reef from coral-limestone mining and the Swain Reefs from oil exploration. The group later swelled to encompass scientists, trade unionists and politici
Subject: Conservation of natural resources --Australia --Great Barrier Reef (Qld.).
Coral reef ecology -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.).
Environmental protection -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.).
Genre: Electronic books.

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