tree changers

During 1979 the Terania Creek campaign to stop logging took place. This was the first environmental protest of its type using blockades in the attempt to save the forest. Nan and Hugh Nicholson had spent several years of letter writing and lobbying previous to this action. A protest camp was established on their property, and through direct action which attracted media attention, the logging had ceased within 4 weeks!

In 1982 trouble stirred again with the formation of the Nightcap Action Group to stop the selective logging of forests on the Nightcap Range at Mount Nardi. Hugh and Nan were back, and a whole lot more ‘greenies’. Miraculously within four months of blockades and struggle, the area was declared National Park, and given World Heritage status in 1989.

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