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The coral battleground, Judith Wright

Label
The coral battleground
Title
The coral battleground
Statement of responsibility
Judith Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Cataloging source
ANL
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1915-2000
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Wright, Judith
Dewey number
333.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Natural resources
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental protection
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental protection
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
  • Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
Summary expansion
The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australias 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 politicians throughout Australia, and led in 1976 to the establishment of a guardian body: the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. That it still survives is a legacy of activists, artists, poets, ecologists and students. In 1967 they were branded as cranks; now they should be recognised as visionaries
Label
The coral battleground, Judith Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition: West Melbourne, Vic : Thomas Nelson (Australia), 1977
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 looting -- 14. Finale without an ending
Control code
000052551132
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xxvi, 205 pages
Isbn
9781742199061
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781742199061
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)870898519
Label
The coral battleground, Judith Wright
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition: West Melbourne, Vic : Thomas Nelson (Australia), 1977
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 looting -- 14. Finale without an ending
Control code
000052551132
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xxvi, 205 pages
Isbn
9781742199061
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781742199061
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)870898519

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