Monday, August 10, 2009

When they saved the Franklin River

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Instead of doing the household tasks I'd listed for today, I just finished reading Law's wonderful book, The River Runs Free, on the saving of the Franklin River in Tasmania ovr twenty years ago. It was an almighty battle between the 'Greenies' and the Hydro-Electric Commission dam project that almost devastated a magnificient wilderness area of Tasmania. This photo by Peter Dombrovski of Rock Island Bend was used at the time as a promotion of the protest. When it appeared as a full-page advertisement in the Herald just before the 1983 federal election, the caption was "Would you vote for a party that would destroy this?" The Franklin River was saved with federal intervention.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Penny said...

We walked it a while ago, lovely area. Nice to read and not do house work!
Yes Wendy I do have a black white thingy and use it when scanning but sometimes it doesnt like me much at all.
Yes looks like we might manage Germany Paris and the UK, London and Yorkshire and Northumberland where we have friends.

1:24 AM  
Blogger revkarla said...

What a gorgeous place. So beautiful...and am glad you spent the day reading!!

and lol on your comment--I HAVE to quick mop the floor several times a week just because of all our animals tracking thru. It is my morning meditation time, and I usually love it.

9:42 AM  

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