For generations Stradbroke Island’s unspoilt sand dunes have made it a well-loved tourist destination. Those rolling dunes have also been the source of extensive sandmining operations under a range of mining companies since the 1940s. But that era is about to come to an end, causing a massive change to the local economy.

You can read an interview with Nance at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards where she won a bronze trophy for this story.