50 Years Ago: The World's First Green Ban

On 16 June 1971 the world’s first ‘green ban’ was imposed by the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation in order to protect an area of bushland called Kelly’s Bush on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. The term ‘green ban’, however, would not be coined until two years later by the union’s leader Jack Mundey. Other green bans followed throughout the 1970s and saved many natural spaces and historic sites from destruction, most notably The Rocks, the colony’s first settlement area, but also the Royal Botanic Gardens and others.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Background: when, why and how the Green Ban Movement started
  • Examples: various Green Bans looked at in detail
  • Legacy: the result and legacy of the Green Bans in NSW, Australia and worldwide

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Name milestones in the history of Green Bans in NSW.
  2. Describe Green Ban impact and legacy.
$39 Limited

<p>On 16 June 1971 the world’s first ‘green ban’ was imposed by the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation in order to protect an area of bushland called Kelly’s Bush on Sydney’s Lower North

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22 Jun
$39 Limited

<p>On 16 June 1971 the world’s first ‘green ban’ was imposed by the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation in order to protect an area of bushland called Kelly’s Bush on Sydney’s Lower North

...
22 Jun

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