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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The House That Jack Built : Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero
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'This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the shape of our cities and bring about lasting political and legal reform. This is the story of the house that Jack Mundey built.

'Without the green bans movement of the 1970s, Sydney and many other cities would look very different. Pulling together an unlikely alliance of environmentalists and union players earned Jack Mundey a reputation as both the ‘best-known unionist and best-known conservationist in Australia’.

'Under his leadership, the movement fought against the slash-and-burn philosophy that almost saw The Rocks fitted out with high-rise buildings, a highway through the centre of Glebe and total development of Centennial Park. In this long-awaited book James Colman reflects on Jack’s remarkable life and his ongoing legacy. Mundey overturned the bulldozer mentality of the 1960s and 1970s and helped to persuade Australians everywhere to cherish and protect the hertitage of special buildings, places and sites.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney,: NewSouth Publishing , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 376p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2016
      ISBN: 9781742235011

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] The House That Jack Built: Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero John Piccini , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics and History , September vol. 63 no. 3 2017; (p. 474-475)

'James Colman makes clear in the opening pages of this new work on the life of Australian unionist and conservationist Jack Mundey that what follows is not a “Life of Mundey”. Instead Coleman’s book, published with the assistance of the City of Sydney’s History Publication Sponsorship Program and the former Communist Party of Australia’s Search Foundation, pays “tribute” to Mundey’s contribution to the emergence of heritage consciousness and legislation in New South Wales.'  (Introduction)

The Anchor Dennis Altman , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 10)

— Review of The House That Jack Built : Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero James Colman 2016 single work biography
Urban Hero Still Fighting the Bulldozers Louis Nowra , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 October 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of The House That Jack Built : Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero James Colman 2016 single work biography
Urban Hero Still Fighting the Bulldozers Louis Nowra , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 October 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of The House That Jack Built : Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero James Colman 2016 single work biography
The Anchor Dennis Altman , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 10)

— Review of The House That Jack Built : Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero James Colman 2016 single work biography
[Review Essay] The House That Jack Built: Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero John Piccini , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics and History , September vol. 63 no. 3 2017; (p. 474-475)

'James Colman makes clear in the opening pages of this new work on the life of Australian unionist and conservationist Jack Mundey that what follows is not a “Life of Mundey”. Instead Coleman’s book, published with the assistance of the City of Sydney’s History Publication Sponsorship Program and the former Communist Party of Australia’s Search Foundation, pays “tribute” to Mundey’s contribution to the emergence of heritage consciousness and legislation in New South Wales.'  (Introduction)

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