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Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
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Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism

Authors: Bible, Vanessa

  • First in-depth study of the 1979 Terania Creek protest, one of the most significant examples of modern environmental activism
  • Explores how activists techniques used during this forest blockade have been disseminated on individual, national and international levels
  • Challenges claims that the Australian protest movement was modelled on those of the USA and Britain
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About this book

This book 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. Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism will therefore appeal to both a scholarly audience as well as activists, practitioners, and counterculturalists.

About the authors

Vanessa Bible is an Honorary Associate and Adjunct Lecturer in History and Peace Studies at the University of New England, Australia. As both an academic and an activist, Vanessa’s research interests lie within the environmental humanities and include environmental peace, environmental advocacy, and Australian environmental history, with a specific focus on counterculture and activism.

Reviews

“This book increases our understanding of collective activism and the history of the Australian environmental movement and goes a long way to explain how a small patch of rainforest was able to survive the threat posed by bulldozers.” (Margaret Cook, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 49 (4), 2018)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Bible, Vanessa

  • Australian Counterculture

    Pages 9-34

    Bible, Vanessa

  • The Terania Native Forest Action Group

    Pages 35-55

    Bible, Vanessa

  • The Blockade

    Pages 57-80

    Bible, Vanessa

  • The Spirit of Terania

    Pages 81-100

    Bible, Vanessa

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eBook £35.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70470-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70469-2
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Softcover £44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70470-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70470-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70469-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88944-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 114
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
Topics