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The Coastal History Blog 17: “Iain McCalman’s Great Barrier Reef”

In 1925, J. Stanley Gardiner, a Cambridge don and fisheries expert, made a public statement of regret that the Great Barrier Reef existed.  “It is the greatest pity in the world,” he told the Royal Geographical Society, “… a tragedy so far as the people of Queensland are concerned.”  Gardiner explained that the reef was […]

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