Did you know one of the protestors in the Franklin campaign was a character called Greedozer?
Artist Benny Zable wore a gas mask and black robes as Greedozer, to make a statement about greed and the destruction of the environment.
Stopping the dam
The Tasmanian Government made the decision to dam the Franklin River in 1978, hoping to create jobs and boost the state's economy with the sale of electricity from the dam.
The proposed dam was opposed by many people who wanted the river and the land around it preserved. Hundreds of protestors were arrested on charges of trespassing and obstruction.
In 1983 the Federal Government vowed to stop the dam and was supported by the High Court of Australia.
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