The story of the Australian Environmental Movement
This website links to resources that tell the story of the Australian environmental movement with a focus on resources for teachers and students, especially for the Australian Curriculum Year 10 History course.
The Franklin River debate 1983:classroom role-play. Re-live history in your classroom through a scripted role-play. Students take on the roles of federal politicians from 1983 and debate an historic bill which prevented the damming of the Franklin River in Tasmania. The classroom program can be used as an introduction or conclusion to a unit on Federal Parliament or the environment. The program is flexible in application—it can be used as a one-off activity or extended to be a unit of work…
ABC Splash is an online resource that provides over 3000 videos, games and resources that align with the Australian Curriculum. Topics are accessible on iPads and engage children in interactive and multimodal texts.
Jabiluka: Country at Stake, Habitat Australia Supplement, 1998, Australian Conservation Foundation. 8 pg supplement that came out in 1998 explaining all about Jabiluka - the history, the campaign, the politics, the blockade...
Book: History of the Australian Environment Movement By Drew Hutton, Libby Connors, 1999.This book traces the environment movement in Australia from the first visionaries who pressed for preservation of native fauna and for sanitation in cities to a mass social movement that challenges the most powerful interests in society. It covers the major environmental issues that have been at the forefront of Australian politics since the 1960s.
Australian Environmental History - Free Course by La Trobe University on iTunes U
Jabiluka and Kakadu National Park. A brief summary by The Australian Conservation Foundation. ACF has played a leading role in protecting Kakadu's cultural and natural values from uranium mining for over 30 years. We helped Kakadu secure national park status in three stages between 1979 and 1991 and worked to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine. [Australian Conservation Foundation website]
The Franklin River Campaign - The beginnings of Australia's Environmental movement Celebrating the Anniversary of this landmark High Court decision, writes William J. Lines [The Wilderness Society website]