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In 1968 Sir William McDonald, Victoria's Minister of Lands, announced a rural settlement scheme for the Little Desert in Victoria's far north-west. The conservation campaign that ensued was one of unprecedented vehemence and sophistication. The Little Desert dispute was a watershed in Australian environmental politics, marking the beginning of a new consciousness of natureIn 1968 Sir William McDonald, Victoria's Minister of Lands, announced a rural settlement scheme for the Little Desert in Victoria's far north-west. The conservation campaign that ensued was one of unprecedented vehemence and sophistication. The Little Desert dispute was a watershed in Australian environmental politics, marking the beginning of a new consciousness of nature. Libby Robin offers a sensitive and beautifully written account of the unlikely coalition of forces that assembled to save the Little Desert. Defending the Little Desert should be read by all Australians interested in conservation and the environment, in participatory political processes and in 'public science'....

Title : Defending the Little Desert: The Rise of Ecological Consciousness in Australia
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ISBN : 9780522848311
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Defending the Little Desert: The Rise of Ecological Consciousness in Australia Reviews

  • TomFairman
    2018-11-04 05:52

    Histories of the environmental movement in Australia are often preoccupied with the "big events" - Lake Pedder, the Franklin Dam, forest blockades. However, scant attention has been paid to the watershed event in Australian conservation - the protest against the clearing and conversation of the Little Desert to agriculture in the 1960s. Libby Robin deftly navigates this early period of conservation and rising ecological awareness. Highly recommended for those that want to learn more about the roots of Australian environmentalism.