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 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 four chapters of the complete history. We will publish the fifth and final chapter in the coming months.

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