“On a winter’s day in 1976, a band of conservationists gathered in Tasmania to create a new organisation – the Tasmanian Wilderness Society. The ensuing battle to save the Franklin River from being dammed changed Australian history and established the new organisation’s reputation for grass-roots action and defiance. These qualities were taken to campaigns for wild nature right across Australia. The reward has been the protection of majestic landscapes in places such as Kakadu, the Daintree rainforest, East Gippsland, the Kimberley and the wilderness of Tasmania.

This book is a celebration of those landscapes and the strenuous efforts made to protect them.”

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