The objective here was to present an experience of the river as it is today - whether it's my experience or the river's experience. The mangroves at Kangaroo Point is roughly a 200m stretch and is fairly accessible, so this is where I my initial recordings. Again, the elements suggest a 'push/pull' relationship between man and nature... one that ultimately nature has to win in order to keep the balance. There is an unrelenting force between tide and the growth of of the mangroves - no matter how much development goes on around them, they keep constant and replenishing.
Interesting to note here, that the mangroves along the Brisbane River were stripped almost entirely, except for selected areas along West End to South Bank, QUT gardens and the Kangaroo Point by 1997. Subsequently, a regulation was passed stopping the removal of mangroves along this stretch. Not surprisingly, between 2007 and 2010 the whole of the South Bank mangrove area was stripped, to "ensure visitors "can enjoy new quality green space". (http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/south-bank-corporation-removing-brisbane-river-mangroves-so-visitors-can-enjoy-green-space/story-e6freoof-1225893651709)
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