Sydney's Marine Conservationist: David G. Stead

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Sydney's Marine Conservationist: David G. Stead

<p>David G. Stead (1877-1957) is remembered as one of Australia’s most significant conservationists who laid the foundations for protecting Australia’s unique wildlife. Less well known is his work as

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David G. Stead (1877-1957) is remembered as one of Australia’s most significant conservationists who laid the foundations for protecting Australia’s unique wildlife. Less well known is his work as a self-educated marine biologist. Some say he even lost his public service job in the NSW Department of Fisheries because of his extraordinarily enthusiastic, principled but outspoken views. This course explores David G. Stead as a visionary marine conservationist and how his legacy continues today.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Film: Blue
  • Royal Zoological Society of NSW, The Natural History of Sydney
  • Peggy James, Cosmopolitan Conservationists, Greening Modern Sydney, Australian Scholarly, 2013.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • David G. Stead’s career as an ichthyologist and his passion and enthusiasm for educating the public about the marine world.
  • David G. Stead’s NSW government fishing industry – its successes and failures.
  • David G. Stead’s connections to other Australian and international marine conservationists and fishing community.
  • David G. Stead’s influence on future marine conservation campaigns.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the contribution that David G. Stead made to the modern environment movement and in particular to marine conservation.
  2. Understand current marine conservation campaigns including marine parks, climate action, pollution control and sustainable fishing.