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Australian Journey Episode 04: Our Island Home interview

Environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef with Susan Carland and Ruth Morgan.


1. What environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef does Dr Ruth Morgan of Monash University discuss with the presenter?

2. How does Dr Morgan contrast these threats with Aboriginal guardianship of the reef and its adjacent lands?

3. How did the actions of James Cook and his crew lead to difficulties with Aboriginal people at Endeavour River? Do you think their behaviour was an indication of what was to come when Europeans came back to occupy Australia? Explain your answer.