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Author Bible, Vanessa, author.

Title Terania Creek and the forging of modern environmental activism / Vanessa Bible.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations, map.
Series Palgrave pivot
Palgrave studies in world environmental history
Palgrave pivot.
Palgrave studies in world environmental history.
Springer History eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Australian Counterculture; The 1960s in Australia; Ecological Awareness; Creating the Rainbow Region; Nimbin Aquarius; Australiaâ#x80;#x99;s Environment Movement; Aboriginal Land (Always Was, Always Will Be); Belonging; Bibliography; Chapter 3: The Terania Native Forest Action Group; Forging a Campaign; A New Approach; Creative Activism; Setting Up Camp; Bibliography; Chapter 4: The Blockade; Day One; Forging a Forest Blockade; Innovation; Establishing Common Ground
Media and CommunicationSabotage; The Government Responds; Nightcap; Bibliography; Chapter 5: The Spirit of Terania; Individual Transformations; Blockading as an Export; The Teranian Influence Today; Bibliography; Chapter 6: Conclusion; Bibliography; Acronyms; Glossary; Index
Summary This text tells the story of Terania Creek - the world's first direct action blockade in defence of a forest, occurring in Australia in 1979. Contrary to claims that the Australian counterculture was a mere imitation of overseas models, the Australian movement, coalescing with a home-grown environment movement, came of age at Terania Creek. After five years of 'polite' campaigning failed to stop the logging of ancient Gondwanan rainforest, an organic and spontaneous blockade erupted that would see the forging of a number of ingenious blockading techniques and strategies. The activist repertoire developed at Terania Creek has since echoed across the country, and across the Earth. This book draws on extensive oral history interviews as well as photographs taken of the protest in 1979; such rich source material brings the story to life.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Environmentalism -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Terania Creek (N.S.W. : River)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319704708 (electronic bk.)
3319704702 (electronic bk.)