The house that Jack built : Jack Mundey, green bans hero / James Colman Colman, James

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Colman, James
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Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders' Labourers' Federation.; Mundey, Jack, 1929-; Mundey, Jack, 1932-
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This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the shape of our cities and bring about lasting political and legal reform. This is the story of the house that Jack Mundey built. Under his leadership, the movement fought against the slash-and-burn philosophy that almost saw The Rocks fitted out with high-rise buildings, a highway through the centre of Glebe and total development of Centennial Park. In this long-awaited book James Colman reflects on Jack's remarkable life and his ongoing legacy. Mundey overturned the bulldozer mentality of the 1960s and 1970s and helped to persuade Australians everywhere to cherish and protect the hertitage of special buildings, places and sites. This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush launched a movement that would change the character of Australia's towns and cities, and bring about lasting political and legislative reform. This is the story of the house Jack Mundey built. If it were not for the green ban movement of the 1970s, Sydney and many other cities would today look very different. Mundey's efforts in pulling together an unlikely alliance of conservationists, unions, professional bodies and ordinary citizens earned him a reputation as 'both the best-known unionist and best-known conservationist in Australia'.
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