When Bob Brown gave his home in Liffey to Bush Heritage Australia he had no idea that it would be the start of a movement. Now, a number of beautiful places have become safe havens for Australia’s wild places. In Green Nomads, Bob Brown takes us on a journey across Australia, visiting Bush Heritage sites and sharing the beauty and diversity they represent.
Bob Brown was appointed director of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society in 1978 and led the campaign to prevent the construction of the Franklin Dam. In 1983 he became a member of Tasmania's parliament and in 1992 he became a founding member of the Australian Greens. In 1996 he was elected to the Australian Senate and in following years he led the Australian Greens. He resigned from the Senate in 2012. His bestselling autobiographical book Optimism was published in 2014. Bob Brown lives in Tasmania with his partner Paul, and continues to remain at the forefront of the movement to protect Australia's natural environment through the Bob Brown Foundation.