Territory Stories

Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission



Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission

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by Wendy Kirke


Kirke, Wendy


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory; Administrative agencies -- Australia

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1 volume (various paging) ; 30 cm.

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CONSERVING THE TERRITORY: A COMMISSION WITH PURPOSE Hardly had the old Reserves Board retired and Territorians become used to a new body called the Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission, when something else called the Conservation Commission came into being. At the time it was all a bit confusing. In fact, the formation of the Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission was but a stepping-stone to greater things. And although the Conservation Commission could only be formally recognised after the appropriate legislation had been passed in parliament in March/April 1980, it had actually been functioning by then for nearly two years. The former Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission was made up of the old Reserves Board and the Wildlife Section of the then Department of the Northern Territory. In June 1978 it was directed to join with other conservation-related units to form the basis of the Conservation Commission. Thus, with the advent of self-government there was a gradual process of amalgamation in management bringing Forestry, Landcon, the Environment Unit and the Parks and Wildlife Unit all under the one roof to become the new Northern Territory Conservation Commission. Each unit was given a firm policy under which to work, and the Commission itself was then told to get on with the job of conserving the Territory.

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