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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 naturalised Australian. Norm served in U.S. Air Force, Korean War.  


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


    • 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 one of the first directors of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society in the battle to save the Franklin River.
    • 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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