The 1980s - The Environment
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.