Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes

Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes

by Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving


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Unveiling a less-than-idealistic side of Sydney, Australia, this enlightening account traces the development of the radical movement from The Rocks, New South Wales, in the 1830s to the inner suburbs in the 1980s. Through a series of snapshots, this unique volume will expose the marginalized ideas, bohemian neighborhoods, and dissident politics of the working-class suburbs to the south and west of the city. From resident action movements in Kings Cross to gay rights marches on Oxford Street, this history charts Syndey’s colorful and rebellious past and allows Aboriginal fighters, convict poets, feminist journalists, and democratic agitators to be heard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742230931
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rowan Cahill is a tutor at the University of Wollongong in Australia. He is the coauthor of History of the Seamen’s Union of Australia, 1872–1972 and Twentieth Century Australia: Conflict and Consensus and the coeditor of A Turbulent Decade: Social Protest Movements and the Labour Movement, 1965–1975. Terry Irving is a visiting professorial fellow at the University of Wollongong. He is the author of The Southern Tree of Liberty and the coauthor of Childe and Australia: Archaeology, Politics and Ideas and Places, Protests, and Memorabilia: The Labour Heritage Register of New South Wales.

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