Friends of the Library event.
Join author, James (Jim) Colman as he talks about his book: The House that Jack built: Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero. He will tell 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’.
Jim Colman is a Sydney-based architect, planner and part-time university lecturer.
Books available for purchase and signing at event. (Friends of Library 10% discount)