Radicals: Remembering the Sixties

Author(s): Meredith Burgmann, Nadia Wheatley

Australian Studies

The Sixties -- an era of protest,free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power, giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white footage -- marked a turning point for change. A time when radicals found their voices and used them. While the initial trigger for protest was opposition to the Vietnam War, this anger quickly escalated to include Aboriginal Land Rights, Women's Liberation, Gay Liberation, Apartheid, and 'workers' control'. In Radicals some of the people doing the changing - including Meredith Burgmann, Nadia Wheatley, David Marr, Geoffrey Robertson and Gary Foley - reflect on how the decade changed them and society forever. 'Just like the Sixties, this book is a mesmerising kaleidoscope of unforgettable characters doing brave things.' -- Anne Summers 'An exciting time of change that shaped Australia and the world.' -- Linda Burney 'Aah, the memories. What a buzz!' -- Patricia Amphlett (Little Patty)

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  • : 9781742235899
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth
  • : April 2021
  • : {"length"=>["23.4"], "width"=>["15.3"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : April 2021
  • : books

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  • : 432
  • : Paperback
  • : Meredith Burgmann, Nadia Wheatley