Published on August 26, 2014
Australian environmental movement Australia’s early European settlers took little regard for the environment when they first arrived in New South Wales, they cleared countless hectares of land and introduced new types of flora and fauna that destroyed some of our native wildlife. Australia’s unique pristine landscapes and biodiversity sparked the beginning of the Australian environmental movement in the early 1800s, to prevent further damage to the new adopted land. The legacy of the early European environmentalists saw the rise of new nature reserve systems and strong environmental protection groups in 1900s. from the 1900s onward as more of the Australian bush turned in to industries and towns, environmental protests started, as there was a need for a stronger way of protesting the environmental conservation movement. This saw the introduction of early Australian enviroenmtal protest poets, such as John Shaw Neilson and Richard James Allan. These young poets looked towards poetry as a stronger mean of appealing to the public about the enviroenmtal movement. In the 1970s the environmental movement really started to kick off as means of protest had been successful and Australia was now heading towards a new Australian green party in the government force. Australians green party brought to rise many new movements such as the Landcare movement and the national park conservation movement which are all still in use today.