The Boy Behind the Curtain


Tim Winton

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Dr Geoff Gallop Character Analysis

Dr Geoff Gallop is the Premier of Western Australia in the early 2000s, the years on which “The Battle for Ningaloo Reef” focuses. His wholehearted efforts to listen to the public and halt plans for a resort that would devastate Ningaloo Reef surprise Winton, who is wary of politicians’ habits of adding caveats to their promises.
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Dr Geoff Gallop Character Timeline in The Boy Behind the Curtain

The timeline below shows where the character Dr Geoff Gallop appears in The Boy Behind the Curtain. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Battle for Ningaloo Reef
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In 2003, Dr Geoff Gallop, the Premier of Western Australia, announces that the government has rejected the proposal for a... (full context)
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...the other being that nature is finite and precious and deserves to be cared for. Gallop’s government exists on the promise that they’ll end old-growth logging, signaling a change from the... (full context)