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Discovering democracy: getting things done

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore how change can be bought about by people taking action and putting pressure on their elected representatives. The issue of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania is used as a case study. Complete a related task.


The Franklin Wild River, 1980: Australian wilderness

This clip shows part of the journey that Bob Brown and forester Paul Smith made when they paddled the Franklin River in inflatable rafts in 1976. The clip includes images of the surrounding Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park wilderness in south-west Tasmania. Bob Brown's narration gives a personal account of the ...


Franklin River Journey, 1980: Attraction of the wilderness

This clip shows amateur botanist Antonius Moscal rafting down the Franklin River in south-western Tasmania in 1980. In voice-over, actor John Bluthnal translates Moscal and quotes him as he reflects on his attraction to the wilderness and his philosophy and attitudes to nature and God. A soundtrack of haunting liturgical ...

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Online news: island holiday

Help an island resort to sell more holiday packages. Examine a web page designed to attract families. Build a page describing attractions for thrill-seekers and another for nature lovers. Choose titles, words and images that suit your audience and support your message. For example, use words such as 'glorious' and 'unspoilt' ...