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Re-released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the saving of the the Great Barrier Reef, poet and conservationist Judith Wright tells the moving story of the battle to save it.
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Judith Wright is an award-winning writer and poet and a conservationist and activist. She was the founder of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. She is the author of Born of the Conquerors, The Cry for the Dead, and We Call for a Treaty.Review:
“Wonderful and timely to see this lovely new edition of a classic book that every Australian should own. In it Judith tells the inspiring David and Goliath story of how she and a group of friends took on massive forces of greed and destruction that threatened the existence of the Great Barrier Reef and won. Australia urgently needs this new call to arms.” —Iain McCalman, author, The Reef: A Passionate History
“Political intrigue, shifting allegiances, dirty deeds, and more, Judith Wright records the environmental struggles of the 1970s, and the people’s movement to preserve the Great Barrier Reef—for a time. Today, as the reef faces new threats, her book provides inspiration and a how-to guide for a new generation of activists, for whom the beauty of the reef matters most deeply.” —Rosaleen Love, author, Reefscape
“It will come as a surprise to most people that so many of the issues confronted in the 1960s by the doughty campaigners against drilling for oil on the barrier reef are still alive. We will have to be as determined and as persistent as they if we are to protect what is now a World Heritage Site from pollution, dredging, dumping, coral bleaching and pest species.” —Germaine Greer, author, White Beech
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