Tasmanian Wilderness Society

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The Tasmanian Wilderness Society was a Tasmanian environmental group that started in 1976 in response to the Hydro Electric Commission proposal of the Gordon below Franklin dam that was to lead to the Franklin Dam controversy.[1]

The group had evolved directly from membership of the South West Tasmania Action Committee and members of the United Tasmania Group.

It was active in publishing about the issues of the, Wilderness, the Franklin River and the South West Tasmania .[2]

After the Franklin dam campaign the group subsequently changed the name in 1983 to The Wilderness Society (Australia).[3]


  1. ^ Tasmanian Wilderness Society (1976), Help stop another Lake Pedder tragedy : the King, Franklin, Lower Gordon Hydro Electric Scheme, [Tasmania] [Tasmanian Wilderness Society], retrieved 6 November 2017
  2. ^ Gee, Helen; Tasmanian Wilderness Society (1979), The Franklin : Tasmania's last wild river (3rd ed.), Tasmanian Wilderness Society, ISBN 978-0-908412-00-6
  3. ^ "The metamorphosis of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society". The Canberra Times. 58, (17, 570). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 6 November 1983. p. 10 (Sunday Edition). Retrieved 6 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.