Revisit the biggest environmental movement Australia has ever seen: the 1982 Franklin River Blockade. This story is nuts. Missing people, death threats, savage ... More
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S3 BONUS 2 | The Palawa perspective: Michael Mansell
The Franklin campaign isn't just an environmental conservation story, it's also a story about Aboriginal heritage.
Tasmanian Palawa man, activist and lawyer Michael Mansell talks to Piia Wirsu about this chapter in history, his experience growing up in a white Tasmanian society, and why he saw many of the Franklin activists as racist.
Christine Milne is a name synonymous with the Greens in Australia, and for her, like so many others, her environmental career began after she was arrested at the Franklin blockade.
In this extended interview, Christine takes us through the highs and lows of her career, and why she believes environmental activists should "just keep going".
S3 06 | West Coast shockwaves; a new era for politics and protest
The Franklin river's fate all comes down to a legal challenge between state and federal powers.
In the final episode of Saving the Franklin: the moment this so-called wilderness war all came to an end.
S3 05 | Threats, accusations and a Federal election
In this episode of Saving the Franklin, scenes on the West Coast get uglier and uglier, and the campaigners turn to the mainland for support as a Federal election looms.
S3 04 | 'All we had was our bodies': The blockade begins
In this episode of Saving the Franklin, thousands of protesters fly into the sleepy town of Strahan to prepare for the biggest moment in the campaign: the blockade.
An army of national media descend, and the first bulldozer is taken upriver, for a shocking confrontation on the water.
Revisit the biggest environmental movement Australia has ever seen: the 1982 Franklin River Blockade. This story is nuts. Missing people, death threats, savage political moves, young people flooding into Tasmania to put their bodies in front of bulldozers. Host Jo Lauder investigates how this movement beat the odds and came to inspire a new generation of environmental activists that have shaped Australian politics through to today.