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The People's National Park: Working-Class Environmental Campaigns on Sydney's Georges River, 1950-67

Goodall, Heather; Cadzow, Allison


The prevailing narrative of official and academic environmental histories has been that campaigns to protect native bushland and establish national parks were initiated by middle-class advocates of distant wildernesses. Yet in the 1950s in south western Sydney, working-class activists on the Georges River were demanding conservation for native bushland and accessible greenspace at the same time as they identified industrial pollution as a severe effect of postwar industrial development. In...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Labour History Review
DOI: .3828/labourhistory.99.1.0017


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