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|Title:||Consilience: Saving the Great Barrier Reef 1962-1975|
Department of History
Great Barrier Reef
|Abstract:||One of the most successful conservationist campaigns in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s was the fight to prevent the mining of the Great Barrier Reef for oil, limestone, and minerals. The poet Judith Wright, the ecologist Len Webb, and the craftsman John Busst were key figures in the political and intellectual battle to challenge the Queensland government under the premiership of Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Consilience occurred when a poet, a scientist, and an artist came together to promote the ideas of the new science of ecology, as well as moral and aesthetic criteria for conservation. They harnessed the support of the public, and the trade unions in order to institute these ideas and criteria into the management of the environment in Australia.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Department of History|
|Rights and Permissions:||The author retains copyright of this thesis|
|Type of Work:||Thesis, Honours|
|Appears in Collections:||Honours Theses - Department of History|
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