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K'gari (Fraser Island) Research Archive

This index to Moonbi covers all issues since its inception in 1971. The Moonbi Newsletter is a publication by the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), in their aim to highlight, protect and ensure the prudent use of the natural resources of Fraser Island.

Moonbi comes from the name given to the central part of Fraser Island by the Butchalla people, who called Fraser Island or K'gari their home.

The Fraser Island Defenders Organisation, aptly acronymed FIDO, consider themselves the watchdogs of Fraser Island. FIDO is an entirely voluntary organisation and have been campaigning against the non-sustainable uses of Fraser Island resources, such as sand mining, since 1971.

Moonbi Index

Moonbi 135 - April

In this Issue:

  • Native Title and K'Gari, Climate dangers for K'Gari.
  • Fierce February weather foretelling Fraser's future.
  • Citizen Science: K'Gari weather.
  • Saving Pandanus repository. 
  • Citizen Science: Report on the BioBlitz by Maria Miller. 
  • Toll on Trees. 
  • World Heritage Advisory Panels, Irukandji. 
  • T, T & T Conference, Questioning Dingo Data, The Oil Spill.
  • FIDO's weed management programs.
  • Kingfisher for sale. 
  • Making K'Gari too cheap - The case for charging more. 

Moonbi 133 - March

In this Issue:

  • The values of vicarious visitation (2 page essay). 
  • K'Gari's natural integrity - FINIA, volunteer program. 
  • Reporting fire.
  • Marine Park Zonings.
  • Statutory Plan.
  • Patterns of Recreation - Stirring up the sand.
  • Tale of Two Tracks - Three Capes (Tas) and George Haddock.
  • News in Brief. 

Moonbi 134 - October

In this Issue:

  • Eroding roads - sustainable transport - seeking data and answers.
  • Coming to terms with Climate Change on K'Gari.
  • Some server K'Gari weather events.
  • Fraser Island- A natural laboratory. 
  • Changing the Ecology, BioBlitz - Learning about life on K'Gari. 
  • T, T & T Conference, consultation?
  • Maritime anniversaries.
  • New data reveals healthy K'Gari dingoes. 
  • Fire questions. 

Moonbi 131 - March

In this Issue:

  • Progress on George Haddock Track.
  • Butchulla's new role is a K'Gari game changer.
  • Queensland's transformed political scene.
  • World Heritage and IUCN's report card on K'Gari.
  • World Parks Congress in Sydney.
  • News in Brief:
    • FIDO disqualified from Grant.
    • All is forgiven.
    • The coming 6th Fraser Island Conference "Sand, Sea and Sun."
    • Call for Volunteers for the remainder of 2015. 

Moonbi 132 - October

In this Issue:

  • Barbara Winkley Obituary - Her legacy on Fraser Island.
  • Visitor Centres vital to appreciated natural values. 
  • Biosecurity in Queensland and Fraser Island (K'Gari).
  • Fraser Island ants.
  • Bush regeneration operations.
  • Potential erosion of K'Gari's coast.
  • Visitor data is vital. 
  • Monitoring for better management.
  • Review 6th Fraser Island conference "Sand, Sea and Sun".
  • President's Annual Report. 

Moonbi 129 - February 

In this Issue:

  • Scientists study Fraser's fens.
  • New Cyanobacteria found on Fraser Island - Komvophoron kgarii
  • Fancy a Jelly Donut?
  • Alarm bells ring regarding Irukandji jellyfish.
  • Field notes and observations.
  • Lawlessness rewarded.
  • Recognition for protecting Fraser Island. 
  • Sinclair's honour.
  • Vale Stephen Comino A.M., 1928-2013.
  • Some Politicians see red at anything green.
  • Save Fraser Island from pernicious week Abrus. 
  • Weather.
  • Valuing wilderness
  • Dingophilia
  • Volunteers need for George Haddock Track.

Moonbi 130 - September 

In ths Issue:

  • Tragedy for many trees.
    • Drought
    • Pandanus plant-hopper
    • Myrtle Rust
    • Poor judgment at Pile Valley.
  • Rainfall registration.
  • Maheno.
  • New plant discovery.
  • Wild about Wild Rivers.
  • Measuring up (data collection). 
  • A very uneven playing field. 
  • Collaborations yield results. 
  • George Haddock Track progress.
  • Lifting Fraser's profile.
  • Photos from FIDO's archives - Vale Ronda Cook. 

Moonbi 127 - February

In this Issue:

  • Most of Fraser Island's problems are political.
  • Where the QPWS money goes in the Great Sandy Region.
  • Monitoring on Fraser Island.
  • Beware of Fraser Island. Dingophilia.
  • A new look for Eurong.
  • News from the Net.
  • George Haddock Track 
  • Fraser Island 2013 Conference taking shape.
  • Late News:
    • GVESHO Grant.
    • IMCG visit Fraser.

Moonbi 128 - September

In this Issue:

  • Conference examines Fraser's values.
  • Conference rapporteur wrap.
  • Dingoes remain a big talking point. 
  • Fascinatiton with Fraser's Fens.
  • Rainbow Shores.
  • Killer Whales.
  • Great Sandy Fish decline. 
  • Importance of monitoring. 
  • Alarm bells on Coastal erosion. 
  • Political scene. 
  • Phaius Orchid study. 
  • Pumice on Fraser's beach. 
  • Cinderella Fraser misses out again. 
  • The Indian Head dilemma.
  • Visitors numbers. 

Moonbi 125 - February

In this Issue:

  • Fraser Coast Marine issues:
    • Ending Fraser's beachnet fishing.
    • New impacts on the Mary River.
    • No Fraser Coast Marine Reserve.
  • What future for Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora)?
    • The importance of the lake lunette.
    • The ambush factor.
    • Making the Great Boorangoora mistake.
    • An unnatural process.
    • The revegetation argument. 
    • What protection is needed?
  • New inquest into Azaria's 'dingo' death.
  • Member for Fraser Island: Where there is Smoke.
    • The moral question over whose rights.
  • Fraser Beach Birds.
  • Bush regeneration program.
  • News in Brief:
    • Hoax hits headlines - Britain's Telegraph claims "Fraser Island home to one of the worlds most dangerous beaches."
    • The world's deadliest spider lives on Fraser Island.
    • Myrtle rust.
    • Feral pigs and cats.
    • Statutory Management Plan.
    • World Heritage Renomination.
    • QPWS"s VHF radio communication systems.
  • Queensland's New Coastal Plan - Protecting natural resources with plans and processes.
  • State Election issues:
    • Fraser Island Wild Rivers area.
    • The state of Rainbow Shores.
    • Fishing.
    • LNP Fraser Island policy.
  • Flier for wake of Rafters Safari.
  • Backgrounders:
    • No. 54 - Cyanobacteria.
    • No. 55 - Skipper Armitage.

Moonbi 126 - August

In this Issue:

  • FIDO is about people. 
  • Vale Freda Goodsell - one of the founding executive members of FIDO passes away. 
  • Arthur Harrold's role - influential mentor of elary FIDO leaders.
  • Terry Hampson recognized - President, Vice President and Treasurer of FIDO.
  • Confronting the Aliens - impact of alien species on Fraser Island.
  • Support for the War on Weeds - Japanese parks quarantine.
  • New invaders:
    • Irukandji
    • Human - Tourist Invaders.
  • Clearing Fraser Island of Cane Toads.
  • Changing Queensland's Political Guard.
  • Shiretoko's Brown Bears
  • Fraser's Dingoes.
  • Dingo management.
    • Dingo attacks on Fraser Island.
    • Reviewing the Dingo Management Plan.
    • Skeptics of Dingo Science skeptics.
    • The Scat Analysis.
  • La Ninas impact Fraser Island.
  • George Haddock Track progress.
  • 2013 Conference.
  • Inskip.

Moonbi 123 - March

In this Issue:

  • A question of aesthetics - Improving on nature?
  • Trying to understand the QPWS greenfields concept.
  • Potent new threat to Fraser's Forests.
  • Has World Heritage benefited K'Gari?
  • FIDO's Weeds War.
  • No more footprints on Fraser .
  • Playing God on K'Gari.
  • Vehicle free beaches.
  • Top End vandalism.
  • Keeping on track.
  • News in Brief:
    • A very wet summer.
    • Many K'Gari place to be renamed.
    • Kingfisher acquires Top Tours.
    • Fraser fishing zone opposed.
    • Dingo lover in the News.
  • Forty Years of FIDO.
  • Backgrounders:
    • No. 49 Fraser's Fauna.
    • No. 50 Impacts of Fraser Travel.

Moonbi 124 - September

In this Issue:

  • Fraser Island World Heritage Values:
    • Official World Hertage Values for Fraser Island.
    • Management Plan Review.
    • Protecting Biodiversity.
    • The Fauna Management Plan?
  • Managing Fraser Island's World Heritage Aesthetic Values:
    • FIDO's approach fo Fraser's aesthetics.
    • Visual Management Plans work. 
    • FIDO's Lake McKenzie petition.
  • Fraser Island's Alien Invaders;
    • Ant invasions.
    • Preventing new alien infestations - weed species.
    • Jamella havoc at Happy Valley - tiny insects called flatids (Jamella australiae).
    • New Biosecurity efforts needed.
  • Fraser Island dingos:
    • Dingo collars.
    • Vehicle strikes worrying.
    • Feral cats.
    • Feral pigs.
    • Council action.
  • Fraser's Orkney connection.
  • Sinkhole at Inskip Point.
  • Tourism Issues.
  • New Backpacker rules bring dollars.
  • Kingfisher Hotel rebranded.
  • Queensland's new Coastal Plan.
  • Dugongs and Turtle deaths follow Queensland floods.
    • A history of population decline.
    • Turtle season.
  • In the wake of the Rafters.
  • Sustainable fishery:
    • Bogimbah Pearl Farm.
  • Backgrounder:
    • No. 52 Impact of Fraser's World Heritage Listing.

Moonbi 121 - April

In this Issue:

  • Vehicle safety 4WD Hire Industry and tours. 
  • State sponsored degradation of Boorangoora.
  • Cooloola Heritage hits the headlines.
  • Federal Move to expend marine protection.
  • Progress in extending Fraser Island's Great Walk.
  • Dingo issues.
    • The oldest breed and ongoing debates.
  • Moon Point. 
  • SVC Report.
  • Weeding.
  • Malaysia's Mulu.
  • Sharks, Spiders, Weather, Straddie.
  • Inskip point.
  • Policy on private developments and FIDO's AGM.

Moonbi 122 - October

In this Issue:

  • The inspiration of trees.
  • Preserving places of inspiration.
  • Lack of communication / transparency.
  • Seeing for ourselves.
  • Renewing the Great Sandy Region Management Plan.
  • News in Brief:
    • Federal Election.
    • Cooloola - Now a RAM area.
    • Japanese WH - Fraser compared with other WH areas.
  • News Snippets:
    • New Native Title Claim.
    • Whales in Hervey Bay
    • Dingoes.
    • Lake McKenzie.
    • Rabbits on Fraser Island's doorstep.
    • Fraser Island's war with weeds.
    • Some tidiness and much rubbish. 
  • FIDO's Annual Report - August 2010.

Moonbi 119 - June

In this Issue:

  • Political developments.
  • Fraser Island Conference "Shifting Sands."
  • Reducing vehicle accidents on Fraser Island.
  • Dingo Management.
  • Neglect of Fraser's lakes and streams.
  • Significance of Fraser Island's lakes.
  • Fraser Island - World Heritage Danger.
  • News in Brief:
    • Native Title.
  • Notice of AGM 12th August.

Moonbi 117 - May

In this Issue:

  • Impacts of the Traveston Crossing Dam.
  • Dramatic decline in Shorebirds.
  • Changing guard at three levels of Government.
  • Fraser Island falls short.
  • Vale George Haddock.
  • Climate instability threatens inferno.
  • Dingo fence controversy. 

Moonbi 118 - December

In this Issue:

  • 2003 Progress Report - Fraser Island Management Issues.
  • 2008 Report after five years lac of progress.
  • Fraser Island dangers (other than Dingoes).
  • Climate Change Report's grim revelations.
  • Fraser figures are falling flat (Visitation data).
  • Fraser's Dingo Fence controversy - FIDO's position.
  • FIDO's Corner:
    • Conference.
    • Lecture.

Moonbi 115 - May

In this Issue:

  • Presidents review of the year.
  • Another Dingo attack.
  • Impacts of Mary River Dam.
  • From BCC to ACC (CC=Climate Change).
  • Cliff Thompson.
  • FI underspending.
  • Portuguese.
  • Great Sandy aquaculture.
  • Woralie wildfire.
  • Community consultation.
  • AGM.
  • Raging beach closure debate.

Moonbi 116 - September

In this Issue:

  • Fraser Island benefits from local government reforms.
  • Waging the war against weeds.
  • Damning report on Traveston.
  • More recognition.
  • Bigger footprint at Lake McKenzie.
  • Eliza Fraser.
  • Fraser Dingoes genetic purity.
  • Visitation Stats.
  • News in Brief:
    • Butchulla Elders disenfranchised.
    • Fined $1500 plus for feeding dingoes.
    • Strong endorsement for light rail.
    • Managers change at Kingfisher.
    • Cooloola World Heritage Nomination Proceeding.
    • $1M Fraser Visitor Centres upgrades.
    • Concern over visitor centre staffing.
    • Will a white elephant be finished?
    • Beach levy considered.
    • Fraser Island fishing expo sells Toyotas.
    • Litter blitz awards.
    • More impacts from weather extremes.
    • Mapping of Coral Gardens.
    • Mapping Wader roosts.
    • Fire regime falling further behind.
  • A fair go for Fraser in Federal Funding.

Moonbi 112 - April

In this Issue:

  • Hervey Bay's health challenges Beattie.
  • Barge predatory pricing proven.
  • FIDO steps up assault on Fraser's weeds.
  • Changing patterns of recreation.
  • Seeking softer options.
  • The great walkers.
  • Pilot play chicken with motorists.
  • News in Brief:
    • Members of the McKenzie football cricket team.
    • Minke whale in Great SAndy Strait.
    • Dead sperm whale on Fraser Beach.
    • "Cowboys" on Fraser Islands West.
    • Crocodile seen at Aldridge Creek.
    • Robot Croc.
    • More Cruise Ships call in .
  • Fire management debate​ reignited.
  • Lightening striks twice.
  • 2076.
  • Ten years of Howard Government. 
  • Notice of AGM.
  • Fraser Island September Conference.
  • Backgrounder:
    • No.? Benefits of No-Take Zones.

Moonbi 113 - August

In this Issue:

  • Beattie is failing Fraser Island and region.
  • Saga of firebreaks.
  • Breaking with reason.
  • History of FIDO's firebreak fight.
  • A compromise evolving.
  • Guideline documentation.
  • More prescription burns.
  • QPWS News (turtles, whales, angiopteris, waste).
  • Visitor numbers down. 
  • Arborists.
  • Eli Creek.
  • Damming the Mary River.
  • Dam and Be Damned (Wild rivers, Marine zoning).

Moonbi 114 - December

Moonbi 109 - March

In this Issue:

  • News from the QPWS.
  • Beattie Falls Short in Great Sandy Marine Park.
  • Marine & Natural Resource Management.
  • Pest Management on Fraser Island.
  • Environmental values in the Great Sandy Region.
  • Fraser Local Government Under Scrutiny.
  • When Not Enough is Enough (Marine Park Reaction).
  • News in Brief:
    • Burning issues on Fraser Island.
    • Changing recreation patterns - Restrictions on 4WDs soon?
    • How wrong can the media get a story?
    • Coroner unhappy about Fraser search.
    • Dingoes continue to be killed.
    • Fraser Brumbies make a comeback.
    • New barges for the Fraser Island run.
    • Shipwreck thief told "Drop the Anchor".
    • Appropriate Emergency Services for Fraser Island.
  • Vision for the Great Sandy Region (Geoff Mosley).

Moonbi 110 - June

In this Issue:

  • QPWS’s Strategic Directions.
  • Future Directions Ignoring History.
  • Pest Management on Fraser Island .
  • Air Brooms Environmental Assessment .
  • Fraser Island Fishing Expo, Marine Park.
  • More calls on Fraser Island Emergency Services.
  • News in Brief:
    • Loss of Innocence, Deaths, Dingoes.
  • FIDO’s Inspection Report: Eli Creek, Orchid Beach .
  • Appropriate Emergency Services for Fraser Island .
  • FIDO’s Corner, AGM Notice.

Moonbi 111 - November

In this Issue:

  • Beattie's election promises not kept.
  • Cane Toad attack.
  • Maintaining Fraser's integrity - Weed attack.
  • More volunteers needed.
  • Waste creates weed habitat.
  • QPWS attacks pests.
  • 2006 Fraser Island Conference.
  • FIDO Executive changes.
  • Waste Management Strategy.
  • Greater Great Sandy Marine Park.
  • Great Sandy Strait.
  • A declining fishery.
  • Feds buy fishing licences. 
  • QPWS news.
  • Culling coconuts.
  • SEQ planning lacking environmental vision.
  • President's Report.

Moonbi 106 - January

In this Issue:

  • Vale Billie Watts, Qld Election.
  • Lake Allom walking Rangers.
  • Local Government responsibilities.
  • Progress report on Management Issues.
  • Elements of environmental change.
  • President's Report.
  • Recent ecological change around Rocky Headlands.
  • Water and lakes. 

Moonbi 107 - April

In This Issue:

  • New Future for Fraser Camp-grounds.
  • New Ministerial Initiatives.
  • Great Walk Progress.
  • World Heritage Area Offshore (Marine issues).
  • Sharks, Scallops, Pearls, Marine Park & more.
  • Visitor Numbers.
  • Weed Problems.
  • Single Authority.
  • Dingoes Destroyed.
  • Rumours.
  • World Heritage State of Conservation Report.
  • Extracts from “Sand Paper 2”.
  • News in Brief:
    • Jurisdiction for River Heads.
    • Fire Management in public service hours.
  • Pre-election Paralysis.
  • Fuel Stoves Only.
  • Fraser Island 20-20 Conference.
  • 27th AGM.

Moonbi 108 - November

In this Issue:

  • 2020 Conference and train back o the rails.
  • Fire and Ferals.
  • Scallop farm and tidal power.
  • Research and dingos.
  • Great walk roads.
  • Presidents Annual Report.
  • Dingo Poster.
  • FIDO Light Rail proposal.
  • Fraser Road history backgrounder.
  • Logging backgrounder.

Moonbi 104 - April

In this Issue:

  • Governments Weaseling on Fraser Funding.
  • Finishing the Fraser Fishing Expo.
  • Lakes still filling.
  • Report under-valued. 
  • Banksia Killed.
  • Camping Management Plan Released (?)
  • FIDO's Response to Camping Plan.
  • Management changes.
  • Spiders, snakes, Seal, Great Walk, Fire ban.
  • Maheno.
  • Butchalla's camp.
  • Changes at Eurong.
  • Ecological Changes - Mess at Indian Head.
  • Things stay the same.
  • Telephones.
  • 2002 weather.
  • Dilli Village. 
  • Weeds.
  • Wrecks.
  • Dingoes. 
  • Police.
  • Weed Working Bee.
  • FIDO's AGM.

Moonbi 105 - July

In this Issue:

  • Fraser fishing curtailed.
  • Ecological changes on Fraser Island.
  • Great Sandy Wrecks, 'Maheno' and 'Cherry Venture,' off limits.
  • Body of missing Backpacker discovered. 
  • Dingo dynamics.
  • Fraser Island Great Walk. 
  • Eurong and Kingfisher Resorts.
  • The last of the Brumbies.
  • "Then and Now" photos. 
  • Historical Note - Flinders third Fraser Island visit. 
  • STOP PRESS - Beach camping banned due to aggressive dingos.

Moonbi 101 - April

In this Issue:

  • Tourism - The Goose that lays Golden Eggs.
  • Study Highlights Fraser Island Overuse.
  • Fraser Island Debated in Queensland Parliament.
  • Management Plan & RAM Act being reviewed.
  • 4WD-ers Whistling in the Wind.
  • Dingo Survival Seriously Threatened.
  • Walking Track Plan, Non-Motorized Exploring.
  • Environmental and Economic Impacts of Fishing.
  • Fishing Expo Report, Professional fishers stay put.
  • Report on Reports.
  • Visitor Statistics, Loss of Small Birds.
  • News in Brief - 4WD Licences, Barge Battles etc.
  • Talking About Fraser Island (Ecolinguistics).
  • FIDO's War on Weeds.
  • Environmental impacts of recreation on lakes.
  • January Inspection Report (Logging, Dingo Fencing).
  • A Continuing Burning Issue, Banksia Serial Killing.
  • FIDO's AGM.
  • What you can do to HELP.

Moonbi 102 - July

In this Issue: 

  • Commonwealth Government Role in Fraser Island.
  • GHD Fraser Roads - Traffic Study.
  • QUT Strategies for Fraser's Sand Roads.
  • A Great Sandy Marine Park is on the way.
  • Fighting over Fishing rights (tailor).
  • Two Evaluations of Patterns of Recreation.
  • From EPA Monthly Newsletters.
  • Fire.
  • Banksia Serial Killing.
  • Pandanus.
  • Population.
  • Public Safety & Cooloola World Heritage.
  • Good news on Waders & Opposition to 4WDs.
  • Chronicle Overdoes Drama.
  • Report on the reports.
  • Eli Creek and the Precedents set.
  • Details for Weeding Bee 18-20 October.

Moonbi 103 - November

In this Issue:

  • Weed-busters in Action on Fraser Island.
  • Future Fishing on Fraser, Aquaculture, Turtles.
  • Public Calls for Action on 4WDs.
  • Court Arbitrates Battle of the Barges.
  • Horse Riding Safaris.
  • Dingoes.
  • DNA.
  • Councils Rubbish.
  • Protecting Fraser Shipwreck Site.
  • Air Brooms.
  • Dilli Village.
  • Fire management.
  • Trail Bikes.
  • Ex Minister laments.
  • Fishers "Feed Crackers to birds".
  • Police Station Nears Completion.
  • Siltation of Lakes.
  • What comes naturally.
  • Dingo management.
  • Ground Parrot surveys.
  • Great Walk Announced.
  • Walking Track Opposed.
  • Island Legend Leaves.
  • Mobile phones.
  • President's Annual Report.
  • What needs to be done: What you can do.

Moonbi 99 - May

In this Issue:

  • Fraser Subsidizes Other Sites (Queensland and Federal).
  • No Booty for Fraser Walking Boots.
  • Kgari Trail.
  • Fish Expo.
  • Kakadu Comparison.
  • Kingfisher Sewage.
  • News in Brief:
    • Barge wars.
    • Accidents.
    • World Heritage
  • Visitor Statistics.
  • New Wildlife.
  • Hervey Bay.
  • Report on Reports:
    • QPWS Mission.
    • Reviewing RAM.
    • Fires
  • FIDO Executive Inspections.
  • AGM Details.
  • What you can do to HELP

Moonbi 100 - October

In this Issue:

  • Reflections on the 100 Moonbi's
  • Fraser Island's deadly dingo drama.
  • Summary of Dingo risk strategy.
  • Reactions to report:
    • Dingoes in ecology.
    • Dingo Management Implementation.
  • FIDO's cyber campaign.
  • Kookaburra killings.
  • Fishing Expo.
  • 4WDrivers furore.
  • Furphies galore.
  • Friends of Fraser Island.
  • Fraser fishing fiasco.
  • Kingfisher revisited.
  • Visitor statistics.
  • Government initiatives.
  • Sandmining 25 years on .
  • Federal Election.
  • News in Brief:
    • Earthquakes.
    • Lost Tourist.
  • Inspection report.
  • Transport and Access study - Carrying capacity.
  • Single Authority for Fraser Island.
  • Lord Howe Island Board Model.
  • Presidents report.
  • What you can do.

Moonbi 97 - April

In this Issue:

  • Light Rail Study Released:
    • What GH&D Said.
    • Light Rail Reactions.
    • FIDO's Response.
    • Reality 4.
  • Debate on 4WDs:
    • Alternative vehicular access sought.
  • Verbatim - From the Manager's Report.
  • Oh What! No Feelings Toyota!
    • From QPWS Monitoring Report.
    • Toyota Fishing Expo.
  • World Heritage Values Reviewed.
  • Experts agree with FIDO on threats.
  • Queensland Government Gives $0.
  • Use Lake Water.
  • 1998-99 Corrected $$$.
  • Then & Now Photographic Record.
  • FIDO seeks $
  • NHT to help manage.
  • Cop-out on road and beach closures.
  • Positive Progress:
    • Fire management.
    • Walking Tracks.
    • Other FIDO Campaign Spin-offs.
  • What You can Do.
  • Axle Loading Study.
  • FIDO AGM.

Moonbi 98 - November

In this Issue:

  • Fraser Island Run Down.
  • Political Impotency.
  • Decision making Paralysis.
  • Financial Starvation.
  • Federal Funding Not much better.
  • Budget Anomalies.
  • Fraser's Economic Value.
  • Local Government.
  • Fire management.
  • World class interpretation.
  • Overseas Impacts on Fraser.
  • Waders.
  • Climate.
  • Vale Judith Wright.
  • Coastal acid sulphate.
  • Fishing Expo.
  • Walking Tracks.
  • Roads & Rail.
  • New Law Protects World Heritage.
  • Flying to Orchid Beach? 
  • Dingoes.
  • Visitor Numbers.
  • New in Brief;
    • Lighthouses Protected.
  • FIDO 's 2000 President's Annual Report.

Moonbi 95 - May

In this Issue:

  • Transport Studies.
  • CAC Debacle.
  • The Minister said.
  • Ramsar for Great Sandy Strait.
  • Dingo Management Strategy Critique.
  • Aircraft Safety Issues.
  • From the Fraser Island Association Newsletters.
  • Torrential Rain & Track Havoc.
  • Burning.
  • Fireweed.
  • Where Will It End?
  • Public Liability.
  • Changing to the QPWS.
  • Road disgrace.
  • Fire.
  • Fuel for Frustration.
  • Road closure.
  • From our clippings.
  • FIDO's War on Weeds.
  • FIDO's AGM.

Moonbi 96 - November

In this Issue:

  • Victim of Accumulated Neglect.
  • The Fraser Financial Pie.
  • Firing a Failure.
  • The Fatal Shore.
  • Fraser Walks Worth $millions.
  • Scientists Support FIDO.
  • Bias to the North.
  • Track praise.
  • Fireweed Research.
  • Dugongs.
  • Wanting Weeds Out.
  • Ramsar.
  • The Fens.
  • FIDO Projects progress.
  • Some Visitor Perspectives (Backpacker Dilemma).
  • Kingfisher Road.
  • Downwards Spiral Explained.

Moonbi 93 - June

"Fraser Island Visitor Statistics - a five year progress chart", published in Moonbi 93

In this Issue:

  • The Environmental Impacts of Roads.
  • Light rail Option.
  • Fire - A Burning Issue.
  • Management Issues: Visitor Management Strategy.
  • Visitor Statistics.
  • Promises! New Management Initiatives.
  • Feds Funds for Fraser.
  • Urban Issues.
  • DCP evolves.
  • Tapping Island Water.
  • Kingfisher Revisited.
  • Orchid Beach airstrip reopens - Not for Emergencies.
  • Melksham Vs Hervey Bay.
  • Toyota Fishing Expo.
  • The Dingo Problem.
  • News In Brief.
  • What you can do.
  • Notice of AGM

Moonbi 94 - December

In this Issue:

  • Lakes Silting Up.
  • Fire Management Policy.
  • DEH Progress Report.
  • The Roads to Ruin.
  • Road Non-Closures.
  • Weeding Out a Problem.
  • Up the Creek.
  • Appropriate Accommodation.
  • The Election Scene.
  • Hervey Bay Whales.
  • Dingoes still a Problem.
  • News in Brief:
    • South Qld Recreation.
    • GSR Conservation Council.
    • Sculthorpe Symphony.
    • Visitor Statistics.
    • Sid & the Council.
    • Getting back on the Rails.
  • Moon Point Freehold.
  • Amateur and Commercial Fishing.
  • CAC Restructured.
  • Councils Feed on Fraser.
  • Aboriginal.
  • President's Annual Report.
  • What you can do.

Moonbi 91 - April

In this Issue:

  • Positive Management for a better Fraser Island.
  • The Light Rail Alternative.
  • Degradation by 1000 Indecision.
  • Dingoes Are Dangerous.
  • History of Orchid Beach Village & Airstrip.
  • Airstrip Implications and Impacts.
  • No Reasons for the Airstrip.
  • Airstrip Safety Record.
  • Fraser Island Fishing Expo.
  • Local Government / Corrections and Comments.
  • News In Brief:
    • FIO fiasco
    • Managing Fraser's Fishery.
    • Yobbos scare off tourists.
    • Cyclonic fury.
    • No more mining?
    • Aborigines want $ from Fraser.
    • Park passes pass into oblivion.
    • Demolish Orchid Beach?
  • Then & Now - FIDO's Silver Jubilee Project.
  • FIDO's 1997 Annual General Meeting. 

Moonbi 92 - December

In this Issue:

  • Unsustainable Tourism.
  • What is to be Done.
  • Native Title Fraser Island Claim.
  • Borbidge & Co. - Winding Back the Clock.
  • The Toyota Fishing Expo.
  • The Orchid Beach Airstrip:
    • Aircraft Rules Broken.
  • National Park Revocation.
  • Local Government.
  • Medivac.
  • The New CAC.
  • Feds Help While The QG Fiddles.
  • Winding Back Wilderness.
  • Fishing in Great Sandy National Park.
  • Backpackers Unrepresented.
  • Great Sandy Strait: a Ramsar Site.
  • Then & Now - Dear Sid.
  • "Discovering Fraser Island and Cooloola" 
  • Fraser Island Pics.
  • FIDO 's 1997 Annual Report - Who's Who in FIDO.

Moonbi 89 - June

In this Issue:

  • Fraser's Newly Discovered Fens.
  • Goats-foot Convolvulus Forest Boronia.
  • New Wildlife Discoveries:
    • False Water Rats.
    • Shorebird Study.
    • Dingo Study.
    • Early days on Fraser Island.
    • Orchid Beach Spider attack.
    • Camping impact research.
    • Cards and Photos.
  • Political Machinations:
    • The Queensland Political Scene.
    • The Federal Scene.
    • New Qld Environment Minister.
    • National Parks for Sale?
    • Light Rail People mover.
    • Commonwealth Action.
    • World Heritage Initiatives.
    • An Academic appraisal.
    • Overdue D.C.P. decision.
    • Local Council Boundaries Review.
    • Managing the Mary River.
  • Runoff Mary Valley and Sunshine Coast.
    • Fraser Island and Cooloola Fisheries.
    • Names in the Never-Never Basket.
    • A quarter of a Century of FIDO and MOONBI.
  • News in Brief:
    • The demand for water.
    • Accident prone people.
    • New Roadwork.
    • Thoorgine Educational and Cultural Centre.
    • Rangers sacked.
    • Weeds.
  • FIDO's Notice of Meeting.

Moonbi 90 - December

​In this Issue:

  • Fraser neglect slammed.
  • Premier's Promise.
  • Policy Issues: 
    • Board of Management.
    • Privatization Policy.
  • Orchid Beach Airstrip Issues.
  • Boundaries Fiasco.
  • Biological Issues: 
    • Dugong.
    • Slime Kills Seagrass.
  • Management Issues: 
    • Burning.
    • Roads Close.
    • Firewood collection Banned.
    • Camping Impacts.
    • Aircraft on Beaches.
  • Wanggoolba Disgrace.
  • Light Rail.
  • DCP.
  • Conflict of Interest.
  • Kingfisher.
  • Fishing Expo.
  • Vale Rollo Petrie.
  • FIDO's Annual Report.
  • Australia's Population and Fraser Island.
  • Then & Now:
    • FIDO's Silver Jubilee Project.

 

Moonbi 69 - May

In this Issue:

  • The World Heritage significance of Fraser Island.
    • A further claim for World Heritage???
    • Why Fraser Island has not yet been nominated for World Heritage.
    • The ACF's position on Fraser Island.
    • The fight of the World Heritage Proposal.
    • AHC Director Defends World Heritage Listing Process.
  • New Fraser Island forestry strategy.
  • Forestry Statistics - Fraser Island Logging.
  • How many persons are employed in flogging Fraser Island logs??
  • From the mouth of the District Forester.
  • The Forester's role on Fraser Island.
  • The impact of the logging.
  • FIDO comments on the draft Fraser Island Recreation Management Plan.
  • Some bouquets to the Planners.
  • News in Brief:
    • Who owns who? (and the Fraser Island Mining Leases).
    • International recognition.
    • New road for Hervey Bay access to the top end.
    • New Queensland Government Rort on yet another Ministerial Orchid Beach Rezoning.
    • Ahern's response to John Sinclair's legal costs.

Moonbi 65 - December

In this Issue:

  • Developing a new Management Plan.
    • Some proposed FIDO initiatives.
    • Closing some beaches.
    • No more wide roads.
    • Problems with spectics.
    • Recreation on Fraser Island.
    • Management briefs.
  • Coalition Sandmining Policies.
    • Must be reversed.
    • Sandmining areas now stabilised?
  • The saga of Dundonga Creek.
  • Getting the values from Fraser's Forests.
    • Logging propaganda.
    • Maryborough loses 100 year old mill.
    • A burning issue - Springtime without wildflowers.
  • News in Brief:
    • Sands of time - Documentary.
    • A Big Country - Feature documentary on John Sinclair and Fraser Island.
    • Ecologists Safari
    • Sabotage at Bogimbah
    • The best landing site at Inskip Point. 
    • Thoorgine Cultural Centre 
    • Council knocks road.
    • Something fishy.
    • Mineral Sand is a health hazard.
  • FIDO's corner:
    • FIDO and QCC make-up.
    • Changes to FIDO's Executive.
    • John Sinclair now Sydney based.
    • FIDO needs your support. 

Moonbi 58 - January

In this Issue:

  • Great Sandy is the greatest - But we must convince Canberra.
    • 1(a) The Great Sandy Region (including map).
    • 1(b) History of Fraser Island's recognition.
    • 2 The Great Sandy Region's claims for World Heritage Status.
    • 3 The Feds reluctance to confront Joh.
    • "What You Can Do"
  • Awkward subdivision poses problems for planners. 
    • Opinions of three expert planners regarding the proposed Orchid Beach subdivision. 
      • Dr Allen Rundle.
      • Professor T. Koziowk.
      • Dr Colin Taylor.
  • Forestry Department statistics on Fraser Island logging operatinos.
  • FIDO debates the big los question refuting the infinite contradictions of forestry propaganda.
  • Conservator challenges conservationists. 
  • Lin Powel, Member for Isis, challenges public perception of rainforest.
  • Minister Glasson enters the fray.
  • Forestry plays ducks and drakes with FIDO's permits.
  • Have show, will travel - audiovisual.
  • Gilbert gets up.
  • Burns tip Sinclair as department head.  
  • Casualty corner - call for a permanent doctor and paramedic on Fraser Island.
  • Something fishy over Wangoolba Creek dredging. 
  • News in Brief:
    • Vandalism now a problem.
    • 1984 Membership is now due!
    • Safaris
    • Vale - Frances Mayne - Chief sponsor and Foundation Treasurer of FIDO passes away. 

Moonbi 59 - March

In this Issue:

  • Aborigines include Fraser Island in a Land Claim.
    • Published opposition came from several sources.
  • Cover shot from Island - Front cover of the Q.3 1984 telephone directory to be photographs from Fraser Island.
  • How many visitors. 
  • Great Sandy Strait coral reef threatened. 
  • Fraser Island Management
    • Government to establish Qango for Fraser Island.
    • Too many tourists??
    • A tourist operator chimes in.
    • The state firms on new firm of F.I.R.M.A. - Fraser Island Recreation and Management Authority. 
  • Eli Creek Project - Council inspector's bouquet for FIDO's toilet. 
  • FIDO misses out on the Guinness Book of Records. 
  • FIDO fencing shows the impact of Brumbies. 
  • Ronda reports on inspection - FIDO Vice President.
  • Great Sandy is the Greatest. 
  • Police presence reduces accidents. 
  • Murphyores move to property. 
  • Sandmining study confirms FIDO's observations.
  • Keeping the keepers - Australian lighthouses which should continue to be manned. 
  • Something fishy in the Maroom Fisheries habitat reserve revocation. 
    • Sid Melksham wanting to dredge in Fisheries Habitat Reserve. 
  • It is now harder to miss the boat - new vessels between Fraser Island and the mainland.
    • "Combie Trader"
    • "Fraser Venturer"
    • "Fraser Flyer"
    • "Watoomba II"
  • Forestry Issues:
    • It looks like we may lose our block (14) as the Forestry gets in for its chop.
    • Paper pulp mill and pine sawmills on the doorstep to Fraser Island. 
    • Pulp mill statistics.
    • Apology to Forestry Department. 
  • News in Brief:
    • Election challenge.
    • New pool at Orchid Beach.
    • Valuable land.
    • Holiday lodge.
    • Peanut, lollies nad chocolates.
    • Sharing with the sharks.
    • Who never heard of Fraser Island?
    • Hit and Run - Thefts etc.\
  • Stop Press
    • Wanggoolba Creek to be dredged.
    • National Party - For Dredging.
    • Labor - Opposing Dredging. 
  • The State of FIDO.

Moonbi 55 - February

In this Issue:

  • John Sinclair resigned as FIDO president, to become Senior Honorary Project Officer.
  • John Sinclair Jnr now FIDO president. 
  • Why FIDO supports the national Southwest Coalitions' censure of the Liberal-National Parties. 
  • Election sidelights:
    • Greens dislikes the Greenies.
    • Bonner the Black Greenie goes Independent.
  • John Junior takes over the reigns. 
    • John Sinclair Snr. - Out by not down and out.
  • FIDO's fighting amazons fly to defend the Franklin.
  • FIDO knows new Cabinet Minister Powell - Lin Powell.
  • Brendan bows out - Brendan Percival Handon Labor Member for Maryborough. 
  • Gilbert Alison rats on the Liberals.
  • FIDO burns up over Orchid Beach's fire.
  • Who fiddled while Fraser Island burned?
  • The P.M. and State rights.
  • FIDO fights for Fraser's Forests.
  • The Case for protecting Fraser Island's forests. 
  • Full Article by Dr Aito Keto titled "Forestry on Fraser Island: A case to answer."
  • Another farcical "Independent" study - report commissioned by Mineral Deposits Limited 1981.
  • FIDO slates the pretensions of "Court" status for mining warden.
  • Conservation and Local Government. 
  • Yes Minister! - Forestry Minister Glasson.
  • News in Brief:
    • Hot sand issue hots up.
    • Wormers worry over Great Sandy Strait fish habitat extension.
    • Maryborough City considers new campsite.
    • Bus service to Fraser Island.
    •  Policing Fraser Island. 
    • New leads on Fraser Island - navigation channel. 
    • Waiting for Telecom Service.
    • Murphyores Takeover.
    • Accident prone Fraser Island. 
    • Carricks troubled times.
    • FIDO congratulates Hynes on Centenary - Maryborough Sawmillers Hyne & Sons. 
    • Hervey Bay Council Canes FIDO. 
    • Great Sandy Strait is major FIDO project.
    • Boat cruise up the Strait planned. 
    • FIDO's fortune still low.
    • Safaris.

Moonbi 56 - June

"3 Special FIDO safaris" Special supplement to Moonbi 56

In this Issue:

  • Scandalous Fraser Island rezoning - Government Minister Russell Hinze contemplating land rezoning. 
  • History of FIDO's fight to stop sub-division in the Parish of Wathumba-Fraser Island. 
  • FIDO supports responsible tourist development. 
  • FIDO vs Russ.
    • Was it worth the effort?
    • What does FIDO do now?
  • Management Issues:
    • The long drawn out Hannant Saga.
    • Paddy Doran squats on.
    • Ministerial pronouncements. 
    • Easter inspection - Fraser Island bursting at the seams.
    • Dilli Village upgrading.
    • Raferty's rules at Eurong.
    • The law helps to unload illegally transported goods.
  • Something funny about the "Fun Runner".
  • Maryborough in the dumps over Fraser Island. 
  • Fraser Island's future is in tourism.
  • The fight for Fraser Island's forests. 
  • Imbalanced reporting - articles that appeared in the "Maryborough-Hervey Bay Chronicle."
  • The Sandmining Scene:
    • There is a lot of information Murphyores Holdings Limited is keeping form it's Shareholders.
    • Murphyores may become godstake. 
    • Bucketed Lewis leaks again.
  • A.L.P. victorious in Federal Election - What is means for Fraser Island.
    • The A.L.P. Environment Policy.
  • Written in Sand - A History of Fraser Island written by Fred Williams.
  • News in Brief:
    • What happens to National Trust nomination?
    • Were ours the oldest trees?
    • Only our second safari washout in twelve years.
    • Hot showers.
    • Hot sand.
    • FIDO's pet Jabiru - Australia's only Stork.
    • Hewitt's remarks prompt fiery retort.
    • Ultimatum on Feral Cattle.
    • Brumby numbers contract.
    • Cats on the prowl.
    • Pulp Mill.
    • Rubbish.
    • New vehicular barge.
    • New film.
    • Island rescue service.
    • Whale bones exhumed.
    • Biochemists meet at Dilli Village.
    • Clean up at Moon Point.
    • New name for Reef of Fraser Island.
    • Wilson Hart continues subsidised logging.
    • New Fire Station at Eurong.
    • Happy Valley buys its fire truck.
    • Who / What is Belgravia Hotel Pty Ltd?

Moonbi 57 - October

In this Issue:

  • Fraser Island revisited - more threatened now than ever before.
    • Logging - The last stand.
    • Urban cancer now threatens a wilderness.
    • Tourism might muddy the water on this Island paradise.
    • Action needed.
  • Why FIDO seeks Federal intervention.
  • FIDO's new campaign
    • Have show, will travel - Fraser Island audio-visual presentation.
  • Queensland goes to the Polls again.
    • The Party policies. 
    • The National Party
    • The Liberals
    • The Democrats
    • The A.L.P. - Labor. 
  • The FIDO vs Hinze saga - The bulldog vs bulldog fight.
  • Hot sand is a wealth hazard - Dillinghams.
  • What are the alternatives to logging Fraser Island. 
  • Super safari a third filled already.
  • Fraser Island Holiday Lodges Pty Ltd.
  • Defamation action over Moonbi 56. 
  • News Snippets:
    • Great Sandy Strait.
    • Mystery fish deaths.
    • Cigatuatura - poisonious algae.
    • Taiwanese poachers.
    • Murphyores shares fall.
    • Timber prospects.
    • Carricks sell Maryborough Mill.
    • Westpac Chopper.
    • Forestry fires burn us up.
    • Silica mining.
    • Some changes to Island boat services.
    • Environmental studies.
    • Supporting safaris is as good as a donation.
    • New environment enquiry needed.
    • Joh says Feds will have to call in the Army.
    • No permits given.
    • Thoughts on a FIDO safari by our Honorary Guide Rollo Petrie. 
  • Supplement to Moonbi
    • FIDO's Safari Tours
    • 1982-1983 Directors Annual Report.

Educational Supplement: No. 3 to Moonbi 50: Fraser Island Conservation Conflict

Moonbi 51 - March

In this Issue:

  • Malcolm Fraser rejects the prospects of reviving Fraser Island sandmining. 
    • Prime Minister Statement. 
  • Eli Creek is starting to look really good again. 
  • An invitation - 5000 people expected to visit during Easter. 
  • The Opening - officially of Fraser Island Defenders Organisation's Eli Creek Project. 
  • The Sandmining Scene:
    • Maryborough's enthusiasm for sandminers begins to wilt. 
    • Hervey Bay attempts to start a new sandmining saga. 
    • Mayors seek to meet the P.M. 
  • Cracks in the Chamber - A one act comedy of errors - Where every actor wants a slice of the action. 
    • Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce Meeting 20.01.82.
  • Liberal Party given Top Secret Report. 
  • Chronicle chips in yet again - Maryborough Chronicle. 
  • Dillingham enthusiasm wanes further. 
  • Murphy family divests some Murphyores shares. 
  • News in Brief:
    • Year of the tree at Moon Point. 
    • You were lucky if there were no flies on you - working bee at Eli Creek.
    • Tourist Bureau officers see Fraser Island for themselves.
    • National Park has increased camping. 
    • Eli Creek toilets slathered by Bay Mayor. 
  • On the Political Scene:
    • Ronda challenges for Bay Mayoralty - FIDO Vice President Ronda Cook. 
    • Zemek misses out - former Labor Deputy Mayor of Maryborough, Bill Zemek. 
    • How permanent is "Forever"? - Qld Mines Minister Ivan Gibbs.
  • On the Legal Scene:
    • John Vs Joh - The Saga Continues.
    • Sinclair Vs Maryborough Chronicle Writ Settled.
    • Moon Point rezoning case in the Local Government Court likely to come up soon. 
    • Orchid Beach Rezoning Challenge. 
    • On the periphery - FIDO observes two other legal events.
  • Management Matters:
    • Feral Cattle increase
    • Tourist operators' conference.
    • New road from Lake Allom to the beach.
    • New resort at Orchid Beach proposed. 
    • State Affair 'In Depth' programme was tops.
    • High Rise at Eurong??
    • Hervey Bay Council defers a start to Chard's Rocks Camping Area.
    • Bureaucracy works exceedingly slowly. 
  • The "Phillander" tourist launch goes to auction.
  • New vessels barge in  - two new barge services to Fraser Island. 
  • Forestry falters on Fraser resumptions - Letter from Forestry Department in reply to FIDO's letter re: acquiring freehold blocks.
  • Other Company News:
    • Umal Consolidated Ltd., owners of Mineral Deposits and Q.T.M.
    • Carricks Ltd., owners of Wilson Hart Pty Ltd. 
    • Murphyores' profits.
  • Paper-pulp mill now more ominous.
  • Vehicle theft charges dismissed. 
  • Murphy is in the club.
  • APRA forms in a fiasco in Toowoomba. 
  • The Inskip Point light.
  • Bo Derek thinks Fraser Island could be the Garden of Eden.
  • Safaris are booming. 
  •  Bay defers start to camping ground at Chard's Rocks.
  • Shares are still available in Fraser Island Holiday Lodges. 
  • Beyond the Big Stump - Forestry Department disrespects heritage of the Fraser Island rainforest.

Moonbi 52 - July

In this Issue:

  • The Legal Scene:
    • Defamation case - John Sinclair brought against Johannes Bjelke Petersen.
    • FIDO stops Orchid Beach subdivision.
    • Where does the High Court decision leave John Sinclair?
    • New Court Appeal against Bay Council.
  • Management Matters:
    • The Year of the Tree - logging operations.
    • The loggers layoffs.
    • Pulp Mill politics.
  • Fraser Island's future without logging.
  • Local Government irresponsibility. 
  • Litter on Fraser Island.
    • How much of a problem is litter on Fraser Island?
    • FIDO's proposal and practice.
  • FIDO gains unlikely allies. 
  • Saving the Sandy Cape Lighthouse.
  • Other groups offer support for new FIDO projects. 
  • Working Bee - Eli Creek.
  • FIDO opposed to mangrove destruction at Urangan.
  • The Political Scene:
    • Lib's leader attacks Fraser Island Defenders.
    • Someone should have told Wally. 
    • Hewitt takes off where Alison left off. 
    • Snaky politicians vie to win Bo over (siren Bo Derek).
    • Political Policies.
    • Still more cracks in the Chamber (The Chamber is trying to stop all of the "leaks").
  • News in Brief:
    • Whales on the increase.
    • Old "Krait" vessel mended.
    • Who is Rino Nugter? (cartoonist featured in FIDO).
    • Queensland's oldest trees.
    • The proposed Australian Titanium Plant.
    • The Sands of Time are running out. 
    • Lost interest - Murphyores.
    • Coldest Year.
    • Inflation hits Fraser Island ferry prices.
    • Wally bought in rather than sold out. 
    • The Minister didn't know - Environment Minister Bill Hewitt.
    • Paul Reid's Sketch Books. 
    • Only three more safaris or 1982.
  • The following reports appeared in various media on the dates stated:
    • Concern over illegal tours - 03.05.82
    • Island Police Station soughy by operators - 01.05.82
    • Three fined over Fraser Island disturbance - 11.05.82
    • Plane lands on Beach - 26.05/82
    • Island mail sets problem - 11.05.82
    • Fire Service for Parks - 27.05.82
    • Bay move for Pulp Mill site - 27.05.82
    • Firm offers Island litter bags - 09.06.82

Moonbi 53 - September

In this Issue:

  • Moon Point victory - at a price!
  • Reasons for judgment - Byth D.C.J.
  • Postscript on legal costs.
  • Three unsolicited moves in five years - and a contempt of law. 
  • FIDO - Bulldog, Watchdog or Underdog?
  • FIDO and Forestry confer on management. 
  • FIDO and National Parks Service discuss management.
  • Fraser Island Management Committee
  • 81 Turtles per Hectare at Lake Coomboo (Emdure Krefftii).
  • FIDO nominates great Sandy Strait for RAMSAR Convention (Convention of Wetlands of International Importance). 
  • D.P.I. still has alit to learn about managing mangroves.
  • Bureaucracy dictates new terms.
  • Labor lifts its policy.
  • How good is the mystery report.
  • News in Brief:
    • Missing the boats!! - "Philanderer" sale flounders.
    • New Barge service.
    • Pipe dreams - fantasizing over mining resuming on Fraser Island.
    • A tale of two cities.
    • "Please allow shacks on Island National Parks". 
    • FIDO's lighthouse submission.
    • Sitting on the fence - Hervey Bay Tourist operator. 
    • Great Sandy Strait again.
    • A start is made by Hannants?? - Camping area near Red Rocks.
    • Squatter Paddy Doran continues to squat. 
    • Some turn-up of "The Books" (see Moonbi 51). 
    • Joh promotes Fraser Island's wilderness value. 
    • Choppers want to cop a chop of the F.I. visitors' lot - The Wales Rescue Helicopter.
    • Still Bulls abound - removal of feral cattle.
    • Eli Creek continues recovery. 
    • Urgent need to eliminate foredune camping on Fraser Island. 
    • Stage 1 4wd by-pass project completed.
    • The holiday lodge is a goer.
    • House for rent.
    • Bill Gunn of the "Never-Never" - Education Mininster. 
    • The lost meeting.
    • FIDO is broke. 
    • New safaris offering.
    • A new working bee.

Moonbi 54 - December

In this Issue:

  • Road to Bali - International scene crusade - Bali Conference.
  • It will be nicer with N.C.S.A. - National Conservation Strategy for Australia.
  • The Petrie Papers.
  • The riddle of the "Yankee Jack" Piggott.
  • John Sinclair attacks the Cameron McNamara Report.
  • The continuing saga of the Orchid Beach Subdivision fiasco (another point for FIDO). 
  • Island future in limbo.
  • Developing a caring ethic.
  • APM (Australian Paper Manufacturers) plans scrapped but Finns may finish proposal. 
  • Big stink on Island water - creeks found unfit for human  consumption.
  • Hard road to hoe new tracks surfaces - Four Wheel Drive Association. 
  • Accident prone - emergency rescue procedures invoked on several occasions.
  • John Sinclair is still solvent.
  • Whale in Sandy Straits.
  • Demanning of Sandy Cape Lighthouse. 
  • Leading lights on Fraser Island.
  • Dilli Villi no longer part of the State Forest. 
  • News in Brief:
    • Litter.
    • Why the interest in FIDO's camping area?
    • Overseas visitors. 
    • FIDO congratulates Neville Wran.
    • Down in the dumps - rubbish dump south of Eurong. 
    • Joh's junior becomes judge. 
    • Beach landings during World War II.
    • A letter to the editor.
    • Rolf speaks up for Fraser Island - Rolf Harris.
    • Forestry quibbles about bulls.
    • Forestry seminar.
    • Black bans on and off.
    • Habitat protection.
    • FIDO's finances more desperate than first thought. 
    • FIDO's directors unchanged. 
    • Safaris need support.
    • Constitution amended 206 to nil. 
  • A brief history of the fight for Fraser Island. 

Moonbi 47 - January

In this Issue:

  • Buying a bit of Fraser. 
    • Timeshare. 
  • No room for gloom - Fraser Island safe from sandming for all time (or at least four years). 
  • Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's Pledge.
  • Two sidelights:
    • Furore over the Prime MInister's statement brought two interesting commments. 
  • In the aftermath - of the Federal Election. 
  • The Queensland Elections. 
  • Confidential reports are written in poisonous pens - Mining Lobby. 
  • Sandminers losing the propaganda war on rehabilitation. 
  • Independent Observers Report - some comments from. 
  • Mines Department accepts ecopornograhers line:
    • Letter written by former Mines Minister V. B. Sullivan. 
  • Titanium Plant fiasco. 
  • Quiet sacking by sandminers. 
  • Mining on Breaksea Spit. 
  • Pulp Mill unlikely to affect Great Sandy Strait.
  • Check of Island vehicles.
  • Not the Wild West.
  • Fraser Island National Park mismanagement comes to a head. 
  • Litter and other management problems.
  • Vehicle permits.
  • Subdivision raises its ugly head.
  • Lakes show pollution problems. 
  • FIDO salutes Cooloola Commttee.
  • Cooloola Monster surfaces again. 
    • Insect family, similar to Crickets (see Moonbi 43). 
  • Liquor licence at Eurong. 
  • The corporate conduct by Murphyores requires investigation. 
  • FIDO becomes a teenager - history spannig a decade. 
    • Birthday Safaris.
    • 10th anniversary reunion safari.
  • The Sierra Club is coming - International groups to visit Fraser Island in 1981.
  • Malcolm Fraser now not welcome in Maryborough. 
  • Disappointed Dick Elmer isn't "The Greatest"
  • Shipping sands to the desert. 
  • From "Wambaliman" Newsletter of W.P.S.Q. - Maryborough Branch - "Fraser Island Land."
  • Groundsel - Fraser Island Test Case:
    • aLan Fletcher Research Institute have released 3,200 beetles in a bid to control groundsel. 
  • Free Fraser Island posters.
  • Photographic competition.
  • Erwin Weber's Artistic eloquence - Art Exhibition "Wilderness in Sand". 

Moonbi 48 - May

In this Issue:

  • Land Development now the biggest threat to Fraser Island.
    • Hervey Bay Council does a swiftie - Orchid Beach land deal approved. 
    • FIDO bites back.
    • Calling FIDO's bluff.
    • Previous scheduled inspections lapse.
    • FIDO's objections to subdivision. 
    • Further subdivisions are afoot.
  • Lands Department manipulates minister. 
  • Outline of FIDO's proposals for environmental protection at Eli Creek, Fraser Island. 
  • Eli Creek environmental area.
  • Respect and protect Fraser Island. 
  • FIDO asks for Hervey Bay Council to be stripped of Authority. 
  • The Sandmining Scene:
    • Secrecy surrounds inspections.
    • New information comes to light on leases.
    • The miners lobby on.
    • FIDO backs the A.C.F. Sandmining Policy.
  • From the A.C.F. National Liaison Officer Darryl Hawke:
    • Titanium processing plants likely in Australia. 
    • Mineral Sands Report recommends further processing. 
    • Policies and recommendations of Mineral Sands Report. 
  • "Cancel Northern Leases" - Gold Coasters beg Mines Minister. 
  • John Sinclair attends Sydney Sand Symposium .
  • When did you last see a ground parrot.
  • Queensland acknowledges itself still a colony.
  • Environment Minister number 14 - Ian Wilson. 
  • It's worth at least one day - Australian Tourist Commission's Book "Great Barrier Reef - A Traveler's Companion".
  • Moriarty is no April Fool - Oliver Moriarty founder of the pseudo conservation group Association for the Protection of Rural Australia.  
  • News in Brief:
    • Clarrie Miller outranks Prime Minister. 
    • Forestry Minister Glasson sees "no dieback." 
    • Park without paper.
    • Water drilling programme.
    • Stalemate on vehicle permits. 
    • FIDO wants dogs off Fraser Island. 
    • Forestry establishes research plots.
    • Hervey Bay Council wants out of Fraser Island. 
    • Aboriginal canoe found. 
    • The impact of thousands is minimal.
    • Eurong's Beach garbage grows.
    • No cold water on this marriage - Marriage Ceremony of Mr and Mrs Jim Zairis at Woongoolbver Creek. 
    • The Fraser Island Holiday Lodge. 
    • New Director for FIDO Ltd (further changes to "John Sinclair's harem").
    • Safari Bonanza.
    • Want an absolutely waterproof camera case?
    • What members can do. 
    • Thanks to other conservation groups. 

Moonbi 49 Supplements

Moonbi 43

"Skipper Armitage : an island legend" published in Moonbi 43

In this Issue:

  • What can an individual do?
  • The Sandmining Scene:
    • The sandmining decision being reviewed.
    • Cool Report - The ambit gambit of the sandminers. 
  • This Political Scene:
    • The other Sinclair supports sandmining amidst confusion.
    • The Murphyores connection. 
    • The Senator's angry reaction. 
    • Incongruous characters in cohorts. 
    • The mining lobby's late report. 
  • Rollo Petrie remembers Orange Tree Camp.
  • Skipper Edward E. Armitage - An Island Legend.
    • Skipper Armitage - as remembered by Rollo Petrie.
  • Yanks fly to defense on Dillinghams. 
    • FIDO playing politics on the issue.
    • Murphyores
    • The Political Mish-Mash
    • Incognito reconnoitre
    • FIDO's International initiatives. 
  • Great Sandy National Park - Management.
    • Values of Fraser Island.
    • Preferred management startegies for Fraser Island. 
    • Park values.
    • Park management objectives.
    • Enhancing he National Park park extensions. 
    • Zoning.
    • Fraser Island - Managing visitors general strategy. 
    • Delay by G.C. & N.D. Hannant.
    • New installment to Great Sandy National Park.
  • Land Developments:
    • Development stalemated at Orchid Beach.
    • Rezoned land causes another compensation claim.
  • The Legal Scene:
    • The legality of leases.
    • Apology to Macrossan Byrne & Co. 
  • Management News in Brief:
    • Push for new island sheme.
    • FIDO pushes for $4 million.
    • Vehicle permit suggested. 
    • Heat oppressive.
    • Timber industry's interest.
    • Helicopter service.
  • Maryborough antics entertain.
    • Actions give Maryborough a bad name. 
  • Art aesthetics and Fraser Island.
  • FIDO's new poster. 
  • FIDO needs more members.
  • 1980 Fraser Island Photo Contest. 
  • Photographs:
    • Bedding layers exhibited in coloured sands (p. 3).
    • Forestry supply vessel "Relief" (p. 7). 
    • Steam Train operating on the Woongoolbver Creek Railway line (p. 8). 
    • Loading timber in Woongoolbver Creek (p. 11). 
    • Official map - Great Sandy National Park (p. 14). 
    • Indian Head (p. 17). 
    • The Maheno 1935 - courtesy of Len McGann (p. 19).
    • The Relief supply launch (p. 19).
    • FIDO's new poster (p. 23).  

Moonbi 44 -  May

In this Issue:

  • Moonbi - A casualty of Legal Action.
  • What Sue Shaw saw she didn't see!
    • Murphyores.
  • FIDO asks Murphyores to Surrender.
    • SML 94, 95
  • Eli Creek - A disgrace.
  • Solicitor for Mineral Deposits Limited demands an apology. 
  • Logging Fraser Island doesn't pay.
  • Other questions on drilling - Drilling exploration programme, Fraser Island. 
  • Rejected letters section.
  • Safaris
  • News in Brief:
    • Timber Baron retires.
    • New weed poses major threat to Fraser Island.
    • Maryborough to Tin Can Bay road.
    • Compp money is running out.
    • New Fraser Island film.
    • Park Extension.
    • Park Management. 
    • Land Development.
    • So much garbage.
    • New Levy proposed / opposed. 
    • Alison cops some blasts. 
    • Cyclone Simon - Not So Simple. 
    • Hawke on Chamber trip?
    • Police Station.
    • How do you follow the stock exchange?
  • Moreton Island. 
  • Copies of Maryborough Chronicle News Clippings
    • FIDO to seek talks on pulp mill plan - 18/04/83.
    • Revegetation 'takes years' - 11/03/83.
    • Trees dying on island: Sinclair - 14/04/83.

Moonbi 45 - August

In this Issue:

  • Since Moonbi 44.
  • A settlement of one legal matter
    • Protracted defamation case brought against John Sinclair.
  • Murphyores' law discussed at News Conference.
    • Murphyores calls for lift of minerals export ban.
  • Each Moonbi worth 10,000 daily newspapers.
  • FIDO's position. 
  • Re: Donations to the Legal Defence Fund.
  • FIDO considering a campaign for changes in awarding costs. 
  • Legal Aid.
  • Fraser Island suit
    • Defamation suit brought by Murphyores Holdings Ltd. 
  • Mineral deposits chiefs apologise to conservationists. 
  • Maryborough's mayhem maintained. 
    • Out of court settlement. 
  • The list of the ten worst places in Australia to live include Happy Valley on Fraser Island. 
  • Mr. Anthony's mutterings - Federal Leader of the National Country Party. 
    • Inferring that sandmining may commence again on Fraser Island. 
  • Exit Ron Camm - Mines Minister. 
  • The International Court Case of Dillingham vs Commonwealth of Australia. 
  • What [share] price for Murphyores?
  • Political funding. 
  • Place names on Fraser Island - Map. 
  • Please help - FIDO needs more funds.
  • FIDO sponsors Launceston Bushwalking Club Film Show to Brisbane.
    • Film - Do You Know Tasmania? (advert back page.)
  • Art exhibition.
  • The Fraser Island koalas - A Legend related by Rollo Petrie. 
  • Photographic Contest. 
  • Safaris.
  • Posters.
  • Membership. 

Moonbi 46 - October

In this Issue:

  • Election promises Fraser Island safe. 
  • The Government Position.
  • The Labor Position.
  • The local Labor man says - Jim Finemore, Federal Labor candidate for Wide Bay. 
  • Clarrie says - Clarrie Miller, National Party M.P. 
  • The Democrats' position. 
  • Political suicide.
  • The wheels of justice grind very slow.
    • Attorney General again sluggish on dealing with Murpyores Law.  
  • Fred Campbell retires in a cloud. 
  • Dillingham's compensatin claim. 
  • What [share] price now Murphyores?
  • Aboriginal organisation for Fraser Island. 
  • Forestry provides rationalisation proaganda.
    • Economic.
    • Scientifically.
    • Logging exceeds the replacement rate.
    • Logging destroys the wilderness value. 
  • The Rainforest wreckers.
  • The Rainforest retreats due to soil impoverishment. 
  • Forestry fires on National Park. 
  • National Park's inconclusive projects. 
  • Vale Jean O'Malley - one of FIDO's seven directors passes away. 
  • The mines department spuds in - exploratory drilling at Moon Point on Sandy Cape. 
  • Export surplus fuels inflation - minerals boom means export of jobs. 
  • News in Brief:
    • London's Lord Mayor.
    • Police stationed on Fraser.
    • New Tourist Service initiated.
    • "Scrubbers" still present on Fraser Island. 
    • Bitumen Road deteriorates.
    • Hervey Bay Council. 
    • Pirates on Fraser Island. 
    • Ansett flies out fo Hervey Bay. 
    • Dillingham close builds new business.
    • The last logs!
    • A glossy multi-lingual brochure.  
    • Fraser Islands' first Real Estate Office. 
  • All their owns words (quotes):
    • Dick Elmer - President of the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce. 
    • Jack Anderson.
    • Peter Kanowki - District Forester. 
    • Dave Underwood - West Ipswich MLA.
    • Jim Finemore - ALP of Wide Bay.
  • Judith Wright to open Art Exhibition. 

Moonbi 39 - January

Selected articles related to McKenzies area published in Moonbi 39

In this Issue:

  • News Summary:
    • FIDO's lease application.
    • Maryborough Sawmillers upheaval.
    • Sandmining scene hotted up!
    • Federal Government funding cut.
  • "What an individual can do," The fight for Fraser Island.
  • Opening Soon - Cathedrals camping area public inquiry. 
  • FIDO's proposals.
  • Council approved FIDO's plan.
  • A co-operative would be formed.
  • Early FIDO history. 
  • Mining journal photos deceive (two photos included, no description of photos given).
  • The logging question - A foresters view. 
    • Production Forestry by Forester E. Epps. 
  • Wilson Hart take over. 
  • McKenzies - The Hub of Historical Interest.
  • The Sandmining Scene:
    • Chamber trips over.
    • One sided judgement.
    • Kangaroo Court.
  • How sandminers fool only the ignorant.
  • Joh & Co's promining obsession. 
  • Murphyores meets without us. 
  • Moreton Island.
  • Ike Owen's Fraser Island - the passing of Isaac Gary Owens, one of the last full blooded members of the Buchowia tribe.
  • FIDO's Annual Meeting.
  • Feds slash funds for pro Fraser Island conservation groups. 
  • News in Brief:
    • Maryborough to lose its jurssey.
    • Alison still doesn't count.
    • Chamber is far from full. 
    • - FIDO sells merchandise:
    • Calenders.
    • "Discovering Cooloola" illustrated guide book.
    • "Discovering Fraser Island".
    • "Colour Brochures"
    • Educational kits. 
  • Another weekend at Elanda Downs.
  • Changes to Moonbi. 
  • Photographs:
    • Brumbies (p. 3). 
    • Ring barking on Blackbutt tree (p. 6).
    • Blackbutt regeneration / enrichment on Fraser Island (p. 7). 
    • McKenzies Jetty about 1918 (p. 8).
    • McKenzies Jetty about 1978 (p. 8). 
    • Sand Spit Lake McKenzie (p. 9).
    • Old cannon at Central Station (p. 9).
    • Off-Road vehicle off the road (p. 16). 

Moonbi 40 - May

In this Issue:

  • FIDO President John Sinclair went to Canberra to meet Environment Minister Webster  on March 1st.
  • FIDO Executive Fraser Island Management Inspection.
  • Visit to the National Park Headquarters.
  • Hannants Land.
  • Squatters.
  • Feral Cattle.
  • Story of track to Happy Valley.
  • FIDO tips a bucket - House of Representatives Standing Committee inquiry on Environment and Conservation hearing. 
    • Murphyores
  • Just like the old wild west - Hannant land. 
  • Some answers raise some more questions - Hannant Company ground. 
  • FIDO and the litter - The litter problem on Fraser Island is on the way to being solved. 
  • FIDO's inspection findings. 
  • The ordinary bloke can help. 
  • Why FIDO rejects forever logging Fraser Island.
    • Early sawmilling - McKenzie's sawmill.
  • Another New England study on the forests of Fraser Island.
  • McKenzies in the twentieth century. 
  • Sid Jarvis's Fraser Island - Sidney Granville Jarvis, ex bullocky of Maryborough, recalls his memories of the bullocky days. 
  • Legal Matters:
    • A new chance to challenge lease validity.
    • Legal defence fund appeal.
    • Sandmining and Politics - Federal policy confirmed.
  • Sandmining Background:
    • D.M. Minerals.
    • DM's Mining History.
    • Queensland Titanium Mines Limited (QTM).
    • Murphyores.
    • Dillinghams.
    • The Liberals look in - Channel 7 chartered helicopter.
    • Sandminers distort facts.
    • Mining lobby withholds newsletter from FIDO.
    • Dear Jimmy - Dillingham's 'bad mouthing'.
  • Sandmining inspection. 
  • Feds secretly pay out Q.T.M.
  • Don't forget FIDO needs members. 
  • Save the Environ-Mental Legislation. 
  • FIDO announces the first Fraser Island photographic contest. 
  • Photographs:
    • Wabby Lakes lookout (p. 2).
    • Dingo excavations (p. 2). 
    • Inspecting the log dump at Poyungan Creek (p. 3).
    • Eurong rubbish tip (p. 3).
    • Blue Berry Ash (p. 4). 
    • The track into Happy Valley (p. 4). 
    • National Park ramp (p. 4). 
    • Foxtail sedge plant (p. 5). 
    • Coast Banksia (p. 5). 
    • Exploring the Hannant's camping ground duruing FIDO's inspection tour (p. 6.).
    • Blackbutt enrichment area (p. 9). 
    • Lake McKenzie from air (p. 10). 
    • Map from "Sunshine Express" showing Fraser Island Tramways (p. 11).
    • Road widening (p. 13). 
    • Thin ground cover on DM's area (p. 17).
    • QTM revegetation (p. 17).  
    • DM revegetation (p. 19). 

Moonbi 41 - July

In this Issue:

  • Queensland Government's Plan.
    • Recommendations.
  • Fraser Island's Top End - Combining history, wilderness and legend, by John Sinclair. 
    • Aboriginal occupation.
    • Sandy Cape and Breaksea Spit.
    • Twentieth Century History.
  • Another Maryborough.
  • The Moha Moha of Sandy Cape.
  • Fraser Island's Top End Dunelands.
  • From the Stanton Report.
    • Rooney Dune Land
    • Station Hill Dune Land
    • Bool Creek Dune Land
    • Ngkala Dune Land
    • Krambruk Dune Land
    • Wathumba Dune Land
    • Waddy Dune Land
  • John Sinclair - Australia;s no.1 sandminer (not FIDO's John Sinclair!).
  • History of the early forestry work. 
  • The Petries and Fraser Island.
  • Rollo Petrie's reminiscences. 
  • Old wrecks remembered
    • Maheno
    • Solo
    • Siska / Red Rooster
    • Natone / Whatt Earp
    • Sea Gypsy
    • Marloo
  • Sandy Cape flora.
  • 1980 Safari's from Brisbane and Brisbane.
  • Diary of significant events relating to Dillingham - Murphyores Fraser Island sandmining operations.
  • Murphyores share auction.
  • An about face for a Ministerial aspirant.
  • FIDO plans a safari reunion. 
  • Fraser Island Reflections (poem), by S. Bigelow.
  • Vale Chas Sinclair.
  • Safari revival.
  • The Great Barrier Reff.
  • Who is responsible for controlling vandalism?
  • Wanted by the Queensland Museum, Brisbane - Cricket-Like Insect discovered on Fraser Island.
  • Discovering Fraser Island.
  • Discovering Cooloola.
  • Slide contest extended by one month.
  • First Fraser Island photographic contest.
  • Photographs:
    • Land Rover sunken in First Creek (p. 3).
    • Dillingham's Bulk Loading Wharf (p. 4). 
    • Dead mangroves at Bogimbah Creek (p. 5).
    • Fraser Island Aborigine about 1900, courtesy Oxley Memorial Library (p. 6).
    • Flinders Chart (p. 7). 
    • Rollo Petrie (p. 10). 
    • Dune Land (p. 13). 
    • Rainforest and Pile Valley (p. 14). 
    • D.M. Mineral Operation 12th July 1975 (p. 19). 
    • The late Charlie Sinclair (p. 21). 
    • Getting through, by truck, on the Easter safari (p. 22).

Moonbi 42 - October

In this Issue:

  • Sandmining raises its ugly head again on Fraser Island.
  • Comment affecting the business confidence.
  • Squatter mentality.
  • The International Scene:
    • Dillingham's case espoused by the United States Government. 
  • Rollo Petrie remembers the first two years at Deepuying Camp Bogimbah 1914-15.
  • Nature Notes - Three small birds with outsized voices
    • Scarlet Honeyeater
    • Brown Honeyeater
    • White-Cheeked Honeyeater
  • The Army invades Fraser Island.
  • FIDO official recognition.
  • Squatters not officially shifted. 
  • Company reports. 
  • The search for the "Cooloola Monster" - a cricket-like insect found in the Cooloola - Fraser sand mass.
  • News in Brief:
    • Casing the new exploratory drilling programme. 
    • Dillinghams sell out. 
    • Old film revived.
    • Forestry buys alternative land to Fraser Island.
    • FIDO's submissions to Federal Parliamentary Committees.
    • The subdivision application that wasn't. 
    • Water skiiing "not-on" on lakes. 
    • Sinclair slugged again.
    • Fraser Island education.
    • No camping controls on mining lease areas.
    • TAA says "Ta" to conservationists for airport. 
    • Ugly Maryborough. 
    • Forester takes offense. 
  • Supplement:
    • 1978-79 Directors Annual Report. 
  • Photographs:
    • Eli Creek (p. 1). 
    • Tent towns x 2 photos (p. 5).
    • Adult Male (top photo) and immature Female (bottom photo) of cricket-like insect dubbed "The Cooloola Monster" (p. 9).
    • Malaleuca Trees more than 3,000 years old (p. 12). 
    • Wabby Lake (p. 4 of supplement).
    • Maheno (p. 4 of supplement). 

Moonbi 36 - February

In this Issue:

  • Government's Island display is cut short.
    • FIDO responds with Press Release.
    • Minority voice.
    • Federal Government response.
    • Backlash.
  • Fraser Island Management.
    • Tourist impact.
    • Land development. 
    • Squatters.
    • Litter. 
  • Sandmining
    • Dillingham pull out.
    • What we discovered.
    • Exemptions granted. 
    • Bogimbah application.
    • Tourist survey.
    • The Maryborough Management proposals. 
  • About Moonbi.
  • Membership 1978.
  • Enclosures:
    • Educational Supplement #1 - Extracts from inquiry exhibits. 
    • Educational Supplement #2 - Fraser Island in history and art. 
  • Photographs:
    • Litter at Eli Creek (p. 5).
    • Q.T.M. Rehabilitation inspected by Ronda Cook and Jennifer MacDonald (p. 7). 
    • Foredunes at Million Dollar Monster (p. 8). 

Moonbi 37 - June

In this Issue:

  • Countering the backlash.
  • FIDO's future policy objectives. 
  • The aged Professor, 70-year-old, Prof Mellanby.
  • FIDO meets new Minister for National Parks, Recreation and Culture and Shadow Minister. 
  • Fraser Island display in Brisbane reinstated.
  • FIDO to expand role to nre areas.
  • FIDO goes to Canberra.
  • Opposition Front Bencher, Barry Cohen, sees Fraser Island.
  • Federal Government stands firm on sandmining in the face of Dilingham pressure. 
    • U.S. State Department comments on Dilingham's tactics.
  • Visitation to Fraser Island.
  • Tidier Island.
  • Contradictions by the sandmining industry. 
    • Murphyores shares.
    • Dillingham head heads in.
  • State Government double standards.
  • Reshuffles in Maryborough's establishment. 
  • Management news:
    • Squatters.
    • Moon Point.
    • FIDO fails to gain lease. 
    • Hervey Bay management.
  • State Management Committee.
  • FIDO's unsuccessful Supreme Court Challenge.
  • Enclosure:
    • FIDO's Management Strategy Fraser Island 1978-2000.

Moonbi 38 - October

In this Issue:

  • The FIDO Scene:
    • This 38th Issue of MOONBI focuses on the reaction to FIDO's Management Strategy as published in MOONBI 37. 
  • The Local Scene:
    • Delayed reaction to FIDO'S Management Plan. 
    • Initial reaction.
    • Orchestrated back-up.
    • The names game. 
    • Alison's Intelligence (Gilbert Allison - Maryborough Chamber of Commerce).
    • Numbers are not criteria. 
  • Hervey Bay public meeting on management strategy. 
  • FIDO's plan panned by the parochial press. 
  • FIDO meets Foresters.
  • What is F.I. timber worth? The sawmillers rip-off price structure. 
  • FIDO slams Lamberts GLU LAM Plant. 
  • University of New England Report is still under wraps. 
  • Sinclair moves to Ipswich. 
  • Release of the "Discovering Cooloola" book by Pacific Maps and John Sinclair. 
  • Great Barrier Reef Safaris
  • 1979 Fraser Island ARt Calendar. 
  • FIDO's Art Competition. 
  • Enclosure:
    • 1978 Directors Annual Report.
    • Publications:
      • "Discovering Fraser Island"
      • "Discovering Cooloola"
      • Third edition of the Fraser Island Maps.
      • Sponsorship of Art Competition.
      • 1979 Calendar.
      • Safari's.
      • Attacks on members.
      • Sponsorship of a new organisation. 
      • Projections for 1978-79.
  • Photographs:
    • Sand blow near Indian Head (p. 1).
    • Sunrise over Waddy Point (p. 3 of Annual Report). 

Moonbi 32 - February

In this Issue:

  • There is still much more fighting in front of FIDO. 
  • The Sandmining Scene:
    • Murphyores seek exemption on SML's 93-96, 101, 102, 114-119.
    • Six years rentals paid on lease applications still pending.
    • Exemptions.
    • Q.T.M. opts to defer SML 150 at Bogimbah Creek. 
    • Camm's Non-Intervention?
  • On the jobs.
  • Working with decision makers. 
  • FIDO acknowledges support.
  • The price of Fraser Island.  
  • World Heritage List. 
  • Photographs
    • Second Creek inspected by Mrs Ruby Jensen (formerly Matheson) and Len McGann, 1976 (p. 1).
    • The day the dredges were silenced - D.M. Minerals secondary separation plant, 1977. (p. 7). 
  • Supplement
    • FIDO's 1977 Safaris.

Moonbi 33 - June

In this Issue:

  • The mining industry backlash.
  • The Company Scene
  • Compensation - Murphyores Ltd.
  • Overseas Interest. 
  • Overseas trip for Mr John Sinclair. 
  • The Federal Scene:
    • How much compensation?
    • Colston gets the answer.
  • The State Scene:
    • Export embargo on Fraser Island mineral sands. 
  • The Local Scene:
    • D.M. Minerals sell up. 
    • Council backs woodchip. 
    • How many men unemployed?
  • The Management Scene:
    • Dissent on Off Road vehicles policy.
    • Land development rears its ugly head again. 
    • FIDO's attitude. 
  • The Timber Scene.
    • Conservationists hysteria campaign.
  • The FIDO Scene.
    • Art Contest (Sketches p. 17).
    • Finance.
    • Safaris.
  • The Legal Scene:
    • Intimidation programme discouraging citizens to become conservationists.
  • News in Brief:
    • The walking trail.
    • New Books. 
  • Photographs:
    • D.M. Minerals Site 1977 (p. 3).
    • Mangroves (p. 4).
    • Fraser Island display at the University of Queensland (p. 5). 
    • Livingstona Palms over Akun Creek (p. 6). 
    • Q.T.M.'s road washaway at Third Creek (p. 11). 
    • FIDO Safari (p. 16).
    • Melaleveas Tree (p. 19). 
    • Blackbutt Tree (p. 20).
    • Satinay Tree (p. 20).
    • Scribbly Gum (p. 20).
    • Banksia Robur (p. 20). 

Moonbi 34 - September

for Moonbi 34: FIDO seeks funds for tramline feasibility study

In this Issue:

  • The FIDO Scene:
    • FIDO's Fraser Island Calendar 1978.
    • FIDO and finances.
    • Winner of FIDO's Art Competition (Sketch titles "Rain Forest Tour").
    • Safaris are FIDO's main revenue raisers.
    • Sandmining supporters infiltrate FIDO. 
    • Membership. 
    • Tramline feasibility study.
    • Legal defence fund. 
  • The Management Scene:
    • Moon Point
    • The Wathumba land swap.
    • Great Sandy Strait
    • Dilli Village
    • Maryborough Council urges. 
    • FIDO's position on land. 
    • Developing a management plan. 
    • Squatters.
    • Stalemate over National Park. 
    • National Park H.Q. takes shape.
    • Walking trail begins. 
  • Out of the mouths of Politicians.
  • FIDO's new map.  
  • Sid Melksham seeks $3 Million.
  • FIDO president sues Premier. 
  • New Legal Aid Bill. 
  • The Sawmillng Scene:
    • The new sawmilling concession. 
    • FIDO's letter to Forestry Minister Tompkins.
    • The power of the Maryborough timber barons. 
    • The logging of the Rain Forest. 
    • Forestry and National Parks Minister responds. 
    • Logging harvest on Fraser Island halved. 
    • Government subsidises sawmillers. 
  • On the jobs:
    • What of the ex-Fraser Island sandminers?
    • John Sinclair seconded to Brisbane. 
  • The Sandmining Scene:
    • D.M. Minerals release a critique by A.A. Health and partners. 
    • Government reaction. 
    • FIDO writes to Prime Minister. 
    • The 'Strictly Confidential' Amic Report. 
    • DM Minerals contract price cut. 
    • Q.T.M keeps application at Bogimbah going. 
    • What price mineral sands. 
  • International Conservation Study Tour Report. 
  • Supplement:
    • 1977 Directors Annual Report. 
  • Photographs:
    • Jubilee Bonfire - Maryborough West Scout Troop (p. 3).
    • Tree study - Maleleuca Swirl (p. 9). 
    • Pontoon bridge at Dilli Villi (p. 11). 
    • Wathumba Creek Inlet (p. 14). 
    • Govi Creek (p. 17). 
    • Lake Wabby 1973 (p. 18).
    • Banksia (p. 18). 
    • Squatters Camp (p. 18). 
    • FIDO member Mrs Margaret Alivizatos (p. 23). 
    • Plum Island (USA) (p. 24). 

Moonbi 35 - December

In this Issue:

  • News Summary:
    • Queensland State Government Election.
    • Supreme Court refuses to hear FIDO's case that Murphylores leases are invalid. 
  • The Sandmining Scene:
    • Dillingham assets are not expropriated. 
    • Government backpedals on environment. 
    • Sandmining prices on improve. 
    • Murphyores Annual Meeting
  • The Management Scene:
    • Justification of Foresters Weekend.
    • The results of Foresters Weekend. 
    • Forestry enters recreational business.
    • Public participation in the management plan.
    • Vehicle control move and Fraser Island Management Plan. 
    • Hervey Bay Council Inspections. 
    • Fraser Island land scandals. 
    • Moon Point.
    • The Wathumba Land Swap. 
    • FIDO's position. 
    • FIDO has win in the Great Sandy Strait. 
  • The Local Scene:
    • What is happening to the National Park.
    • The locals confront the P.M.
    • V.I.P.'s interest in Fraser Island. 
  • The Sawmilling Scene:
    • New factories for F.I. Timber.
    • The demise of Fraser Island Forestry. 
    • The Forestry Minister replies. 
    • Anthony hints at sandmining revival. 
  • The Parliamentary Display. 
  • Photographs:
    • Photo of John Sinclair next to his portrait (p. 1). 
    • Foresters Weekend: Foresters visiting D.M. Minerals mining area (p. 5).
    • Rex Faine stands beside a giant Satinay tree (p. 9). 
    • Moon Point Wetlands (p. 11). 
    • Erosion from airstrip run-off (p. 15). 

Moonbi 27: FIDO Supplement to the News

Moonbi 28 - April

In this Issue:

  • New quarto size.
  • Strike at Dillingham's Fraser Island operations. 
  • Problems on Labour Conditions.
  • International Green Ban.
  • FIDO inspects Dillingham. 
  • FIDO follows up to Mines Minister Mr Camm.
  • Mr Camm reacts. 
  • On the Federal Scene. 
  • FIDO's annual meeting. 
  • FIDO consults the Federal Government. 
  • FIDO's own Map. 
  • Fraser Island enquiry and the High Court. 
  • Photographs:
    • D. M. Mineral Operations 1975 (p. 3).
    • Photos of MacKenzie's Jetty, Locomotive in workshop and the foreshore at Eurong (4 photos, p. 10). 
  • INSERTS
    • Supplement to Moonbi 28
    • Dillingham's Fraser Island Operations 28.2.76 - Information and Photos.

Moonbi 29 - July

In this Issue:

  • FIDO and the Federal Scene - Government Inspection.
    • SML 95 
  • D-M Minerals operations won't stand critical inspections. 
  • The Sandminers are lobbying hard.
  • Dillingham's new P.R.
  • Green Ban moves.
  • Films
  • Dismembering Fraser Island - Queensland Style. 
  • Local Government futility.
  • No trespassing - John Sinclair ordered to leave D-M Minerals mining site.
  • Queensland Titanium Mines (QTM) operations (includes photograph). 
  • Photographs:
    • Bullock Team at Fig Tree Lake 1920 (p. 3).
    • Corroborree, performed by Mornington Island Aborigines during the filming of "Eliza Fraser" (p. 6).

Moonbi 30 - October

In this Issue:

  • The Federal Scene.
  • Environment Minister No. 9 - Mr Newman.
  • Reversing environmental protection. 
  • Finding the swingers - Electors changing their voting preferences. 
  • Federal Parliamentarians fly in to Fraser Island. 
  • Arbitration Commission buys in. 
  • Forestry Forum held by A.N.U. students. 
  • Maryborough City endorses FIDO'S submission. 
  • Dillingham's operations "Hot Up". 
  • Camm puts visit off. 
  • D-M Minerals and the National Park. 
  • D-M Mineral workers stike again. 
  • D-M Mineral's film still not available. 
  • D-M's airstrip??
  • Fraser Island fire. 
  • Mines department recommends Stanton study. 
  • Tourists don't do the most damage. 
  • Local Government and B.P.A. to control the beach exits. 
  • FIDO raised the question of camping. 
  • FIDO Ltd's first tour by Veterans. 
  • FIDO Ltd opposes Bogimbah applications.
  • What is happening now to various FIDO proposals?
  • FIDO is now big business. 
  • FIDO becomes a Company. 
  • Murphyores Annual Report. 
  • Unionists Tours.
  • Dead turtles and an oil slick. 
  • Fraser Island is making news. 
  • Supplement:
    • Fraser Island Environmental Inquiry.

Moonbi 31 - December

In this Issue:

  • Fraser Island saved by Prime Minister Fraser.
  • The market swings FIDO's way. 
  • Sinclair flies to Canberra.
  • FIDO may launch subsidiary Public Companies. 
  • The Queensland Government's Stance. 
  • News in brief:
    • Sandmining companies ACT. 
    • Membership 1977.
    • Barrier Reef Safari.
    • Off Road Vehicles.
    • "Eliza Fraser" film.
    • Research Station. 
    • National Parks and Mining. 
  • A new dilemma - An algae, found on Fraser Island, explored by Australian Scientists.
  • The dead turtle mystery. 
  • Snippits - in the wake of the "Hookey Report". 
  • Photographs:
    • Sunrise at Eurong during veterans tour (p. 6).
    • Steam Loco about 1925 (p. 6).
    • Working Bullock Teams 1925 (p. 6).
    • Mackenzies Jetty 1925 (p. 6).
    • Mackenzies Jetty during veterans tour 1976 (p. 6).
    • Veterans 1976 (p. 6).
    • Lake Wabby Sandblow (p. 7).
    • Mackenzies Mill 1925 (p. 7).
    • Maryborough R.A.C.Q. Station 1976 (p. 7). 
  • Supplement:
    • A history of land use conflict on Fraser Island.

Moonbi 17 - February

In this issue:

  • Need for sand conservation.
  • President's 3rd Annual Report.
  • Forestry Operations.
  • Land Development.
  • Scientific Research Station establishment attempts.
  • Tourism problems.
  • Sandmining industry events.
  • Meeting with the Mines Minister Camm.
  • Fraser Island inspection by the Trades Union Delegation.
  • Support for the Green Bans. 
  • A word about the Dillingham / Murphyores "partnership." 
  • The role of governments.
  • Nobel prize winning novelist and Australian of the Year, Patrick White's, interest in Fraser Island. 
  • A new approach to confrontation with sandmining companies. 
  • F.I.D.O buying Murphyores shares. 
  • Commonwealth Involvement. 
  • F.I.D.O.'s statement of income and expenditure for the year ended 30th June 1973.
  • Extract from 'Voyage of Norfolk Matthew Flinder's journal from Terra Australis 1799.'
  • F.I.D.O.'s 1974 Safaris - information, itinerary, hand-drawn maps and costs. 

Moonbi 18 - April

In this Issue:

  • Sandminers dinner at the Royal Hotel, Maryborough - attended by John Sinclair (F.I.D.O. President). 
    • Questions that the sandminers allowed John Sinclair to ask.
  • F.I.D.O. rolled Murphyores in Maryborough Mining Warden's Court. 
  • Further information regarding S.M.L.'s 93, 94, 95, 96, 101 and 102 Fraser Island.
  • Revision of the Mining Act. 
  • PRESS RELEASE: F.I.D.O. examining ways to stimulate employment on Fraser Island.
  • PRESS RELEASE: F.I.D.O. multi-pronged campaign proposal to boost tourism on Fraser Island, such as:
    • Three tourist jetties and two tramlines across Fraser Island.
    • Employment of National Park Rangers to develop tourist activities and walking tracks.
    • Public Toilet and water supplies. 
  • Tramline proposals shunned by Queensland Government. 
  • Moves for a round table conference.
  • Court Case - re: Exemptions again.
  • Land development on Fraser Island again rears its ugly head. 
  • NEWS IN BRIEF:
    • Murphyores subscribe to Moonbi.
    • Shares in Murphyores.
    • Safaris
    • "Help F.I.D.O." Car stickers
  • Extracts from:
    • Webb, L. J. (1969). Edaphic differentiation of some forest types in Eastern Australia II soil chemical factors. Journal ​of Ecology, 57, 817-830. 
    • Bayly, IAE. (1964). Chemical and biological studies on some acidic lakes of east Australian sandy coastal lowlands. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 15(1), 56-72. 
  • Chemical composition of Fraser Island and Sand Dune Lakes and Creeks - listed. 
  • Freshwater Fish Fauna of Fraser Island.
  • Extract from Voyage of Investigator Matthew Flinders Journal from Terra Australis 1802.
  • F.I.D.O. and the Federal Government. 

Moonbi 19 - June

In this Issue:

  • A little on the lighter side: interesting quotes. 
  • Murphyores Share Debacle. 
  • Wardens Court Hearing: applications for five new sandmining leases by Queensland Titanium Mines (Q.T.M.) Pty Ltd. 
    • S.M.L.'s 131, 132, 133, 134, and 136 on Fraser Island. 
  • Q.T.M. The Applicants Case. 
  • The Decision. 
  • A little about Q.T.M.
  • The winds of change are blowing in the Murphyores / Dillingham case. 
  • Television Publicity:
    • "Four Corners" segment, October 1971.
    • "T.D.T" segment, February 1974. (This Day Tonight - current affairs program 1967-1978). 
  • A.C.F adopts a new policy on Fraser Island. 
  • Research on the economics of tourism versus sawmilling. 
  • Summary of F.I.D.O.'s submissions to Maryborough Burrum boundaries inquiry. 
  • The Union Green Bans.
  • Comments on Soil Fertility levels on Fraser Island. 

Moonbi 20 - September

In this Issue:

  • Calling Off the Dogs!
  • F.I.D.O.'s marathon walk. 
  • Some Good News:
    • National Times article - "Paradise in Peril."
    • Press Tour of Fraser Island.
    • Litterthon.
    • Boundaries Tribunal Report. 
    • Safari's
  • Copy of telegram sent to Prime Minister.
    • With copies of further submissions to the Federal Government included in next Moonbi. 
  • The influence of the multinationals on sandmining. 
  • Maryborough - A study in Socio-Economic Despair. 
  • The Maryborough Public Meeting Hysteria.
  • Poem: 'Them Versus Us' - Author unknown. 
  • Public Meeting Results - Petition. 
  • Summary of evidence to Maryborough Mining Warden on applications for mineral leases by Titanium Mines. 
    • S.M.L.'s 131, 132, 133, 134, and 136.

Moonbi 13 - May

In this Issue:

  • Summary of the tabled Government Interdepartmental Committee Report on Fraser Island.
  • Inspections of Q.T.M.'s lease - 84 Fraser Island
  • F.I.D.O.'s May Safari
  • Dillingham seek exemptions
  • Stradbroke Island Inspections.
  • Four new mining lease applications. 
  • Press Release: Mining may harm fishing - E. Hegerl. 
  • About Queensland Titanium Mines (QTM). 
  • STOP PRESS: Still more leases on Fraser Island.
  • Inspections of S.M.L. 84.

Moonbi 14 - July

In this Issue:

  • New battles for FIDO and Fraser Island in the Maryborough Mining Warden's Court. 
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Land developers pose new threat to Fraser Island. 
  • The Environmental Control Council. 
  • S.M.L.'s 93, 94, 95, 96.
  • FIDO's Fraser Island Ferry Service and Tours brochure. 
  • The Fraser Island Film.
  • Future FIDO action. 
  • STOP PRESS: Murphyores / Dillingham reneged agreement. 

Moonbi 15 - October

In this Issue:

  • 2 more leases handed to Morphyores / Dillingham - S.M.L.'s 101 and 102.
  • Court Case - FIDO's opposition to Murphyores exemption application.
  • Government stalling on Fraser Island.
  • FIDO questions forestry operations. 
  • The need for a Research Station.
  • FIDO needs people, money, support.
  • Fraser Island in the thirties. 

Moonbi 16 - December

In this Issue:

  • Application for exemption court case adjourned. 
  • National Park boundaries extended. 
  • Outstanding issues:
    • The appointment of a National Parks Ranger
    •  Acquisition of land at Wathumba Creek. 
  • Beach erosion.
  • Brumbies Press Statement - Mention of Brumby exterminations.
  • Federal Government - Tax concessions for sandmining companies.
  • Forestry Department victimisation.
  • National Park "Hansard"
  • Causes of foredune erosion.
  • Membership Form
  • FIDO's 1974 Safaris
  • Lady Elliot Island Safari

Moonbi 7 - February

In this Issue:

  • Damage to Fraser Island by Cyclone Daisy. 
  • Fraser Island Safaris - How well do you know Fraser Island? 
  • FIDO's 1st Annual Report.
  • What has been written about Fraser Island?
    • Oxley Memorial Library holdings.
    • Mitchell Library holdings.
  • F.I.D.O.'s next campaign.

Moonbi 8 - May

In this Issue:

  • Fraser Island: An integrated, fragile landscape - An abstract from evidence submitted by J.A. Mabutt.
  • Fraser Island: A national park case study.
  • The story of The Sandy Cape Monster - submitted by Kathleen MacArthur of Caloundra
  • FIDO to enter tourist business.
  • FIDO's radio commercial.
  • The Great Deceit - Sandmining TV commercials. 
  • The Camm Conference - Mines Minister Mr Camm.
  • Fraser Island Case Study. 
  • News Brief:
    • Cyclone Daisy.
    • Q.T.M. Operations.
  • Restoration of sandmined areas.
  • Sell FIDO's 16 page illustrated booklets: 'Fraser Island...it's Past, Present and Future'.

Moonbi 9 - July

In this Issue:

  • What are the developments sine the Election?
  • The F.I.D.O. Political Questionnaire.
  • About "Moonbi."
  • Statement of F.I.D.O. policy.
  • Specific risks, consequences and examples regarding destructive land management on Fraser Island. 
  • The lakes of Fraser Island.
  • Australian Conservation Foundations assistance to F.I.D.O.
  • Notes on the sandmining industry. 

Moonbi 10 - September

In this Issue:

  • Full report of FIDO's meeting with the Mines Minister. 
  • Those fires in August (10th-12th 1972) - The effects of bush fires on Fraser Island. 
  • Submissions on proposed Fraser Island sandmining leases by delegates from FIDO to Queensland Mines Minister, Hon. R.E. Camm.
  • FIDO's proposals for Special Mineral Leases (S.M.L.) adjoining proposed National Parks:
    • S.M.L. 84
    • S.M.L. 93
    • S.M.L. 94
    • S.M.L. 95
    • S.M.L. 96
    • S.M.L. 101
    • S.M.L. 102
  • Regional News Bulletin broadcast.
  • Criteria and methods for determining land use.
  • Recreation, Tourist and National Park potential of Fraser Island. 

Moonbi 11 - December 

In this Issue:

  • Current Political scene:
    • Federal
    • State
    • Local
  • Correspondence: A copy of Friends of the Earth letter to Premier Joe Bjelke-Petersen, and his reply. 
  • FIDO's Wilderness Expeditions Fraser Safari.
  • Poem - visiting Wilderness Team. 
  • News in brief:
    • Membership
    • Cooloola Committee
    • The tourist agency
    • The auditor's report
    • Slide shows
  • Fraser Island sandmining inspection.

Moonbi 1 - April 

Moonbi was the aboriginal name given to the central part of Fraser Island. This is also the name adopted by the Fraser Island Defence Organisation (FIDO) for the name of their newsletter.

In this Issue:

  • F.I.D.O.'s primary aim.
  • F.I.D.O'.s legal case concerning the prevention of further sandmining leases.
  • Current sandmining lease applicants Dillingham Constructions and Murphyores Pty Ltd. 
  • F.I.D.O. memberships.
  • Comprehensive land use survey leaflet put together by F.I.D.O.
  • Fraser Island history and vegetation.

Moonbi 2 - May 

In this Issue:

  • The Case So Far: Further news on F.I.D.O'.s ongoing legal case concerning the prevention of further sandmining leases.
  • Mention of the publication 'Fraser Island...it's Past, Present and Future,' published by FIDO.
  • Shares.
  • Appeal for funds.
  • Brisbane Committee.
  • Some aspects of the case for land use surveys. 
  • Further Fraser Island history.  

Moonbi 3 - June

In this Issue:

  • The Case Reviewed: The conclusion of the Fraser Island Sandmining Case.
  • Our Witnesses: The list of witnesses and their evidence put forward during the case.
    • Mr John Sinclair - President of F.I.D.O.
    • Mr D. J. Sherrington - Shadow Minister for Conservation 
    • Mr Harry Pauli - Senior Soil Conservationist
    • Dr Ian Bayly - Professional Limnologist and senior lecturer in Zoology
    • Professer Mabutt - Professor in Geography and Head of Geography University of N.S.W. 
    • Dr. E.C. Bird - Reader in Geography, University of Melbourne
    • Mr F.S. Colliver - Geologist and Anthropologist
    • Mr T.J. MacDonald - Botanist at Queensland Herbarium
    • Mr B.J. Ryan - Landscape Architect
    • Mr R.D. Piesse - Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation
    • Mr A.J. Fitzgibbons - Lecturer in Economics at the University of Queensland
  • Applicants witnesses called:
    • Mr A.G.W. Russell - Managing Director of Dillingham Mining Co
    • Mr W.G. Everson - Project Manager for Dillingham
    • Mr T.T. Heywood - Engineering Consultant
    • Mr K.W. Shultz - Dillingham's Fraser Island Drilling Contractor
    • Mr E.R. Jurss - Manager of Maryborough and District Promotion Bureau
    • Mr A. Strong - Chairman of Promotion Bureau's Tourism Committee
    • Mr R.L. Anthony - Mananging Director of Orchid Beach Tourist Resort
    • Mr J.M. O'Donaghue - retired Logging Manager of Hyne & Sons
    • Mr P.W. Cain - Administrative Vice President of Dillingham
  • Survey to determine the best land use

Moonbi 4 

In this Issue:

  • Further events since the conclusion of the Fraser Island Sandmining Case hearing. 
  • F.I.D.O.'s next steps in the fight for a comprehensive land use survey. 
  • 100 questions on Fraser Island awaiting answers - listed.
  • F.I.D.O.'s Fraser Island Case will now be referred to as the Fraser Island Affair.
  • A Grim Fairytale, by Dog Tooth. 
  • A Poem - author unknown.
  • Opinion poll on Fraser Island.

Moonbi 5 - August

In this Issue: 

  • F.I.D.O.'s political campaign. 
  • Further developments in the Fraser Island Affair.
  • The next development of the Fraser Island Affair.
  • Summary of Fraser Island mining tenements.
  • What will Fraser Island be like in the year 2000 A.D.?
  • F.I.D.O.'s next battle, to be heard in the Maryborough Mining Warden's Court, opposing the granting of Special Mineral Leases on Fraser Island .
  • What can you do as an individual member
    • Work on enclosed petitions (no petitions present).
    • Sell booklets - 'Fraser Island...it's Past, Present and Future.'
    • Buy the "Fraser Island Song" by the Meeples - Toni & Royce Nicholas. Pressed by M7 Records.
    • Attend the benefit concert in Maryborough, put on by Toni & Royce Nicholas, for F.I.D.O.
    • Public Relations. 
  • A few words from an anxious treasurer, Francis Mayne.

Moonbi 6 - December

In this Issue:

  • Legal developments on F.I.D.O.'s next case opposing the granting of Special Mineral Leases on Fraser Island.
  • Government embargo placed on information to F.I.D.O. 
  • Letters to the Editor. 
  • What we propose in 1972 - F.I.D.O.'s ongoing proposals for 1972. 
  • Membership forms.
  • Poem - by Nan Ingleton, conservationist and President of the Save the Kangaroo Committee.
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