Friday, December 23, 2005

In early 1983, this single flick 'Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend' by Peter Dombrovskis became incredibly influential over the Australian public - to the point where it may have decided the federal election that year in favour of Bob Hawke and the Labor Party. With the discussion about flooding the Franklin River in Tasmania raging and tipping toward building the proposed dam, this amazing time-lapse photograph appeared full-page in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age with the caption 'Could you vote for the party that would destroy this?'. I'm pretty sure I know which lever I would have pulled...... had I been alive.

Download a program from ABC Radio National fleshing out the whole story.