Conservation Journeys - A short history of the VNPA
National parks - a gift to the future
Victoria’s national parks and other conservation reserves are a gift to our children and grandchildren, the nation and the world.
The natural land and sea areas of Victoria are irreplaceable. The Grampians, the Alps, the Prom are household names and precious to many Victorians and visitors.
The story of the conservation movement in Victoria is rich in moral courage, passion, and dogged persistence. It’s also the story of years of debates, decades of protests and public meetings and generations of community action.
As part of its 60th anniversary, the VNPA has commissioned a history of the Association and its role in the broader conservation movement. Environmental historian Associate Professor Don Garden reveals this fascinating history through meticulous research and accessible writing.
These are the first two chapters of the complete history. We will publish remaining chapters early in 2013.