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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Post 452 - Gordon Franklin And the Wilderness Ensemble - Let The Franklin Flow / Franklin River - World Heritage

The Franklin Dam or Gordon-below-Franklin Dam project was a proposed dam on the Gordon River in Tasmania that was never constructed. The movement that eventually led to the project's cancellation became one of most significant environmental campaigns in Australian history. Folk rock singer Shane Howard wrote "Let the Franklin Flow" (7-259941), which became an anthem for the campaign. It was performed by members of his band Goanna and members of Redgum under the pseudonym, Gordon Franklin & the Wilderness Ensemble. It was released as a single with a B-side, "Franklin River – World Heritage", written and recorded by Bob Brown. Here for you to download is that 1983 single recorded for WEA Records and produced by Trevor Lucas.

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