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Thursday, 31 May 1973
Page: 2929

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia respectfully showeth:

That Lake Pedder, situated in the Lake Pedder National Park in South-west Tasmania, is threatened with inundation as part of the Gordon River hydroelectric power scheme.

That an alternative scheme exists, which, if implemented, would avoid inundation of this lake.

That Lake Pedder and the surrounding wilderness area is of such beauty and scientificinterest as to be of a value beyond monetary consideration.

And that some unique species offlora and fauna will be in danger of extinction if this area is inundated.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Federal Government take immediate steps to act on behalf of all Australian people to preserve Lake Pedder in its natural state. All present and particularly future Australians will benefit by being able to escape from their usual environment to rebuild their physical and mental strength in this unspoilt wilderness area. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, by Dr Cass.

Petition received.







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