Green Bans leader Jack Mundey the subject of author talk in Wollongong

Treasured: Jim Colman (left) with Jack Mundey, whose leadership of the Green Bans movement in the 1970s was credited with transforming how cities developed.

Treasured: Jim Colman (left) with Jack Mundey, whose leadership of the Green Bans movement in the 1970s was credited with transforming how cities developed.

The Green Bans movement which spearheaded the campaign to protect heritage buildings and bushland from development in the 1970s could rise again, author Jim Colman says.

But it would need with a “spiritual leader” to inspire its renewal, someone with the stature of Jack Mundey, on whom Colman has written a new book. 

Colman is in Wollongong this Thursday evening giving an author’s talk at the Wollongong central library about the man and the movement behind his new work The House That Jack Built.

And Mundey was with him, the former BLF boss reflecting on how grassroots activism helped overturn a “bulldozer mentality” – whether it is coming back, and why heritage matters.

To make bookings for the talk click here.

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