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Author Thompson, Peter, 1952-

Title Bob Brown of the Franklin River / Peter Thompson
Published Sydney : George Allen & Unwin, 1984

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Description viii, 203 pages, 8 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents 1. Trunkey -- 2. Pedder -- 3. Enterprise -- 4. Franklin -- 5. Citizen -- 6. Campaign -- 7. Paradise saved -- 8. No dams -- 9. Paradise lost -- 10. Blockade -- 11. Deliverance
Summary Bob Brown had ordinary beginnings, the family and support and schooling most Australian boys get, and excellent prospects in his career. Then he chose differently... Shy, by no means outgoing, he seems a most unlikely person to have become a leader of a social movement. He talks slowly, likes simple pleasures, likes living in the bush. It is hard to imagine this man playing a leading role in a turbulent campaign which stirred a nation's conscience. Brown did just that. The streets of the state capitals filled with the largest demonstrations since the Vietnam War. Support for Brown and the thousand who were arrested cut across political, class, ethnic and religious boundaries. International attention was drawn to a remote corner of distant Tasmania. A federal government was changed; the electoral campaign conducted by Brown and his supporters was the envy of the established political parties. And all this to protect a wild river. Or was what Bob Brown stands for about something more? The fate of one river became a powerful symbol. Brown and others like him had reaffirmed the possibility of change, here and now
Analysis Brown, Bob, 1944-
Conservation of natural resoures - Tasmania
Conservationists - Tasmania - Biography
Franklin River (Tas.) - Power utilization - Political aspects
Wilderness areas - Tasmania
Wilderness. Conservation. Brown, Bob, 1944-. Tasmania. Biographies
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography
Subject Brown, Bob, 1944-
Tasmanian Wilderness Society
Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Tasmania.
Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Franklin River Region
Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Franklin River
Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Tasmania.
Conservationists -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Biography.
Conservationists -- Australia -- Tasmania.
Wilderness areas -- Australia -- Tasmania.
Wilderness areas -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Franklin River
Wilderness areas -- Australia -- Tasmania.
Franklin River (Tas.)
Franklin River (Tas.) -- Power utilization -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 84072059
ISBN 086861596X (paperback)
0868616737