Greening Capricornia:The Environmental Conservation Movement in Central Queensland 1960s to 1990

Carol Gistitin (2011). Greening Capricornia:The Environmental Conservation Movement in Central Queensland 1960s to 1990 PhD Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Carol Gistitin
Thesis Title Greening Capricornia:The Environmental Conservation Movement in Central Queensland 1960s to 1990
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2011-03
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Prof. Clive Moore
Prof. Peter Spearritt
Total pages 212
Total colour pages 8
Total black and white pages 204
Subjects 21 History and Archaeology
Abstract/Summary Abstract The subject of this thesis is the environmental conservation movement in Central Queensland from the 1960s until 1990. The location is Rockhampton, its pastoral hinterland and the Capricorn coast (Gladstone is excluded). During this time there were significant campaigns: the thirty year struggle to save Mount Etna and its bat fauna from limestone mining and the Iwasaki debate on the establishment of a Japanese owned resort north of Yeppoon. In addition there were attempts to have national parks reserved, most notably at Byfield and Blackdown Tableland. Environmentalists belonged to groups which formed during this period, the Capricorn Conservation Council, the Capricorn Coast Protection Council and the Capricorn branch of the Queensland Wildlife Protection Society. The Central Queensland Speleological Society, which was allied with the University of Queensland Speleological Society became a “green” group to protect the Mount Etna caves. These years saw changes in Rockhampton’s population, society and politics from a conformity with the “development at all costs” politics of the Bjelke-Petersen government to an acknowledgement of environmental issues. Local politics were a reflection of the transformation of state politicsin the 1980s and the rise of environmental consciousness in Queensland and the southern states.
Keyword Greening,Capricornia,Environmental Conservation, Central Queensland
Additional Notes 14,53,78,88,112,123,125,130

 
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