JOHN BUSST : Bohemian artist and saviour of reef and rainforest

$36.99

JOHN BUSST : Bohemian artist and saviour of reef and rainforest

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SKU: 9781761170096 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781761170096
Title: JOHN BUSST : Bohemian artist and saviour of reef and rainforest
Author: MCCALMAN IAIN
Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

A rich biography of artist-turned-environmental campaigner John Busstt.

Award-winning historian Iain McCalman reveals the little-known story of influential Australian conservationist, John Busstt. Known to his enemies as The Bingal Bay Bastard , Busst, a Bendigo-born Melbourne bohemian artist, transformed into a brilliant conservationist who, in the 1960s and early 70s, led campaigns to protect two of Australia's most important and endangered environments. The first saved Australia's endangered lowland rainforests and led to the subsequent UNESCO World Heritage Listing of our Wet Tropics Rainforest Area. The second stopped Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen's attempt to mine 80 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef for oil, gas and limestone fertiliser. A plan Busst likened to bulldozing the Taj Mahal to make road gravel . Instead, the victory led to the UNESCO World Heritage Listing of the Great Barrier Reef as the most important marine system in the world . Sadly, both face renewed threat today.

Imprint: Newsouth Books
RRP: $36.99

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Dimensions 210 × 135 mm

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