The 1980s - The Environment

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A play about pollution, George Sklar’s Brown Pelican was publicised in 1980 as relevant to birth defects linked with Agent Orange.

The same year saw Mona Brand’s environmental pantomime The Three Secrets, set in “Crook Look”:

A city by the sea

Where all the people near and far

Are sick as sick can be.

In every house in Crook Look

The people lie in bed

With coughs and colds and chicken pox

And noises in the head.

At the end of the show the young audience were encouraged to

Ring the Bell!

So let us clean up every street

And keep the air around us sweet

And keep the rivers running clear

To golden beaches far and near.

The New opposed the building of the Sydney monorail.


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