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Tasmanian Wilderness Society blocks dam construction (Franklin River Campaign) 1981-83

Time period
December, 1981 to 1 July, 1983
Total points
9 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Asha Miriam Stobbe Reimer

In 1976,
the Hydro Electric Commission of Tasmania solidified their plans with the
Australian government to build a dam across the Franklin and Gordon Rivers, in
the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. The Tasmanian Wilderness Society
formed not long after this announcement to take action against the Hydro
Electric Commission and their plans to bulldoze the surrounding wilderness for
the construction of the dam. The director of the Wilderness Society and leader
of the anti-dam campaign for the following seven years was Bob Brown, a local