Nicole Steinke produced a radio documentary about Eric Rolls and the Pilliga for ABC’s Earshot. It features interviews with Tom Griffiths. 

“You may know the Pilliga as the site of an ongoing coal seam gas dispute. But it’s also the subject of Eric Rolls’ fascinating and ground-breaking environmental history, A Million Wild Acres, a book that 36 years later can still raise the blood pressure of some conservationists. Published in 1981, it was swashbuckling and bold and arose from his lifetime struggle between poetry and the land. Readers from the poet Les Murray to semi-literate farmers wrote to tell him how much it meant to them to read something that grew directly from the soil…”

Listen to the story at ABC Earshot

 

Pilliga Mouse

Pilliga Mouse. Image: Lock the Gate Alliance