Norm Sanders

  • Norm Sanders aka Dr. Norman K. Sanders is an environmental activist, mountain climber, trans-Pacific yachtsman, Alaska bush pilot, TV reporter, academic and politician.

    Norm was born October 15, 1932, (84) in Cleveland, Ohio. He's now a naturalized Australian. Norm served in U.S. Air Force, Korean War.  

    Qualifications:

    • BS Geology-Geophysics, University of Alaska. 
    • MA Geogaphy, UCLA.
    • PhD Coastal Geomorphology, University of Tasmania. 
    • Fulbright Scholar.

    Professional:

    • Asst. Prof. Environmental Studies, University Of California, Santa Barbara.   
    • Lecturer, Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania.  
    • Lecturer, Human Ecology, Australian National University.
    • Reporter, ABC TV "This Day Tonight"
    • Active in the U.S. Environmental movement fighting offshore oil development.  In Australia became the first Director of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society in the battle to save the Franklin.
    • Elected in 1978 to the Tasmanian House of Representatives as the first environmentalist ever to win a seat in an Australian parliament.  Elected to the Federal Senate in 1985.
    • Now a Chief Flying Instructor on the NSW Far North Coast.

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