Cronulla’s sand dunes survived Mad Max but now face a more insidious threat

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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The once vast sand dunes in Sydney’s south have been farmed, trimmed down by sandmining, filmed and eroded by wind and rain. Now they face encroaching housing developments…

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