New Book - WILDERNESS: Celebrating Australia's Protected Places

By The Wilderness Society Tasmania Inc

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On a winter's day in 1976, a band of conservationists gathered in Liffey, Tasmania, to create a new organisation, the Tasmanian Wilderness Society. The ensuing battle to save the Franklin River changed Australian history and established our reputation for grass-roots action and defiance. These qualities were taken to campaigns for wild nature right accross Australia. This book celebrates the places we have protected together and the strenuous efforts made to do so.

Buy the Wilderness Society's magnificent new book:


This limited edition presents stunning images of Australia's majestic, saved landscapes, including Kakadu, the Daintree rainforest, the Kimberley and western Tasmania. The book starts with the Franklin River campaign and follows with a chapter on the wild places we have helped protect in each state.

Your money gives twice!

You recieve a top quality 30cm x 30cm hardcover, 180 page, FSC paper, coffee table book, celebrating saved areas. The Wilderness Society receives much needed funds to continue our work to protect Tasmania's wild places.

STANDARD EDITION $125 - free postage!

SPECIAL EDITION $250 - only 300 printed

Free postage and DVD of films, The Franklin River Blockade (Roger Scholes) and Gordon Splits (Peter Dombrovskis)

Buy your copy of this top quality celebratory book here.

Be in the running to WIN a trip down the Franklin River valued at $2,895 with Tasmanian Expeditions.

Find out more about the rafting trip prize here.

Wilderness wins have included Kakudu, Ningaloo Reef, Great Western Woodlands, vast swathes of old growth forests in WA, QLD, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, and South West Tasmania. Fossil fuel developments have been stopped in the Great Australian Bight and WA Coast.

The Wilderness Society, over 40 years on, continues to battle for protection of places like Cape York and the Tarkine in Tasmania as well as combating fossil fuel expansion and climate change which threatens us all.

The book is also a huge thank you to all our volunteers, members, staff and supporters over 40 plus years.


Bob Brown and Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick have written the forewords, Geoff Law the text, Jill Mc Collough archives and Rob Blakers has coordinated over 30 wilderness photographers.

We have poured our hearts into this historic book and hope you are as thrilled and inspired as we are with the result.

All profits from the sales go to ongoing conservation campaigns to save Tasmania's takayna, West Coast rainforests and eastern tiers old growth forests from logging and mining.

For Wilderness

Vica Bayley & Amanda Sully

Kindly sponsored by Tasmanian Expeditions

And thank you so much to Lynda Warner and Tracey Diggins of Warner Design (logo below). If you're wondering why the book looks so good, it's because of Lynda and Tracey's brilliant design talents.

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Team Members

Amanda Sully

Cindy O'Dea

Helen Merrick

Tom Allen