Opposing a monstrous tailings dam in the Tarkine/Takanya

I posted earlier (on Facebook), news of my arrest in the Tarkine. I was there in the good cause of opposing the proposal to site a monstrous tailings dam north of the Pieman River in the Tarkine/Takanya on Tasmania’s West Coast. The great Matt Newton interviewed me in situ – or attempted to – and again later in the precinct of the activist camp. I though there might be some interest in Matt’s footage, so here it is. An apology is needed, though. In the video I estimate the extent of the proposed dam through superimposing it upon Hobart’s inner northern suburbs – but it was not me but my good friend, architect John Button, who worked these dimensions out. John is a former team-mate in the much esteemed veterans cricket team – the Thylacinians – members of whom sat alongside me in the road-blocking ‘action’, and were duly arrested. Anyway, I hope you find the video material interesting.


Thank you to Matthew Newton for the header image on this page (and many others on this site).

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