South West Tasmania

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South West Tasmania is a region in Tasmania that has evolved over the fifty years between its consideration as a potential resource for development and its consideration as World Heritage wilderness. The most notable controversies occurring in the region was the flooding of Lake Pedder and the proposed damming of the Franklin River by the Franklin Dam.

South West Advisory Committee[edit]

Members were Sir George B Cartland, G.J Foot and A.G Ogilvie. It made a preliminary report in May 1976, and a final report in August 1978.[1]

South West Tasmania Resources Survey[edit]

Following national and international concern over the fate of South West Tasmania, Commonwealth Government funded the survey the States Grants (Nature Conservation Act) act of 1974. Further funding was provided from the Environment (Financial Assistance) Act of 1977 [2]

The survey produced 25 Discussion Papers, 22 Working Papers and 20 Occasional papers [3]- including the breakup of the region into river catchments:[4]

National inventory[edit]

Ten years after the South West Resources survey the Australia Heritage Commission published an inventory for the South West [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South West Advisory Committee report, August 1978 : to the Minister for National Parks and Wildlife, the Honourable A.B.K. Lohrey, M.H.A., Parliament House, Tasmania: presented by Sir George Barrington Cartland, Geoffrey James Foot [and] Albert George Ogilvie. Hobart: Government Printer. ISBN 0-7246-0550-9 : Tasmanian Parliamentary paper ; no.61 of 1978
  2. ^ Waterman, Peter (editor) (1979) South West Tasmania Resources Survey Working Paper No.18 - Mackintosh-Murchison Catchment Sandy Bay, Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service ISBN 0-7246-0261-5 - details of Survey p.1
  3. ^ (1981) Nomination of Western Tasmania Wilderness National Parks by the Commonwealth of Australia for the Inclusion in the World Heritage List, prepared by Tasmanian Government and Australia Heritage Commission November 1981 ISBN 0-642-87820-X
  4. ^ Major catchments in South West Tasmania - in Waterman, Peter (editor) (1979) South West Tasmania Resources Survey Working Paper No.18 - Mackintosh-Murchison Catchment Sandy Bay, Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service ISBN 0-7246-0261-5 - details of Survey p.201 - Map 7-1
  5. ^ R.G. Lesslie, B.G. Mackey, J. Shulmeister (1988) National wilderness inventory : Stage II, wilderness quality in Tasmania Canberra : Australian Heritage Commission ISBN 0-642-13494-4 "A Report to the Australian Heritage Commission'.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gee, H and Fenton, J. (Eds) (1978) The South West Book - A Tasmanian Wilderness Melbourne, Australian Conservation Foundation. ISBN 0-85802-054-8
  • Australian Conservation Foundation (1975( Habitat - Volume 3, No.2 June–July 1975 - Special Issue - The Wonderful South-West
  • Lines, William J. Patriots : defending Australia's natural heritage St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2006. ISBN 0-7022-3554-7
  • Neilson, D. (1975) South West Tasmania - A land of the Wild. Adelaide. Rigby. ISBN 0-85179-874-8