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Handcuffed volunteers: a history of the scenery preservation board in Tasmania 1915-1971


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Castles, G 1986 , 'Handcuffed volunteers: a history of the scenery preservation board in Tasmania 1915-1971', Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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On the 25th of october 1971, a small group of
individuals gathered to formally effect the transfer of the
Scenery Preservation Board's (S.P.B) assets to the newly
created National Parks and Wildlife Service. It was not a
particularly grandiose affair, the press did not even bother
to cover it, but by 4.30 that Monday afternoon the Board had
slipped quietly from active service, into the annals of
Tasmanian history.
Its history has been largely ignored by those who
would rather concentrate on the 'big issues' of
conservation; the flooding of Lake Pedder, the controversy
over the woodchip industry and the Franklin River debate.
However, these are merely the most recent manifestations of
a conflict of ideas, perceptions and beliefs concerning the
environment and its utlization which transcends barriers
between nations and has been in existence for centuries.
The history of the Scenery Preservation Board provides a
document of that conflict in Tasmania since the beginning of
the century.

Item Type: Thesis - Honours
Authors/Creators:Castles, G
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