The Coral Battleground

Wright, Judy
Publisher:  Spinifex Press
Date Written:  01/10/2014
Year Published:  2014   First Published:  1977
Pages:  205 pp   ISBN:  9781742199061
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18030

A fight for the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef, located in the coast of Queensland. In the late 1960s the reef began to be threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling.

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Table of Contents

Publishers’ Preface xi
Foreword, 2014 by Margaret Thorsborne, AO xvii
Foreword, 1996 by Judith Wright xxi
Foreword, 1977 by Judith Wright xxiii
Introduction xxv

1 The First Manoeuvres 1
2 The Government, Science and the Reef 15
3 Move and Counter-move 27
4 Tragedy Abroad 43
5 Geologists versus Biologists 56
6 People Take a Hand 74
7 The Unions Move In 94
8 A Halt, and a Surrender 109
9 Quarrels and a Victory 120
10 From Torres Strait to Canberra 134
11 We Get Reinforcements 149
12 The Fight That Should Not Have Been Needed 162
13 Four Years of Looting 181
14 Finale Without an Ending 187
Postscript 191

References, Sources and Bibliography 197
Index 200
Acknowledgements 205

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