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Radical Sydney : places, portraits and unruly episodes

Irving, Terry, 1938-2010
Radical Sydney traces its development from The Rocks in the 1830s to the inner suburbs of the 1980s. It includes a range of incidents, people and places, from freeing protestors in the anti-conscription movement, resident action movements in Kings Cross, anarchists in Glebe, to Gay Rights marches on Oxford Street and Black Power in Redfern.
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Sydney : UNSW Press, 2010.
xiii, 368 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 350-358) and index.
Introduction: a different Sydney? -- Dawes Point: mopral dilemmas -- Observatory Hill: remembering Vinegar Hill -- Touting hell: Hyde Park Barracks -- Johann Lhotsky, revolutionary -- Tumult in paradise: the watch houses of Sydney -- The Mutual protection Association: the Customs House -- Cabbage tree and tricolour -- The 8-hour day and the Holy Spirit: Garrison and Mariners' churches, The Rocks -- Lucien henry, communard: Victoria Street, Kings Cross -- John Norton and the democratic riots of 1887 -- The Henry Lawson statue: iconic Henry and 'faded' Louisa -- A 'democratic rendezvous': the bookshops of radical Sydney -- A convict legend of the 1880s: Bulletin Place -- 'Gone bung": the terror of 1893: the Savings bank in Barrack Street -- Defending free speech: on the stump in 1915: speakers' corners -- The battle of Central -- Vere Gordon Childe and the pacifists: the Friends' Meeting House, devonshire Street -- Merv Flanagan, Labour martyr: the Mortuary Station, Regent Street -- A nerve centre of revolution: Rawson Place -- The Trades Hall reds versus the Domain fascists -- Australia for Australians: Fred Maynard makes progress: St David's Hall, Surry Hills -- Joy and rough music on the picket line -- The death of The World -- The venerable Boote: The Worker building, Castlereagh Street -- Defending Darlinghurst from the reds: Angel Place -- The anti-eviction war: Union Street, Erskineville -- The defence of Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda -- The New Theatre -- The day of mourning: the Australian Hall, 150-152 Elizabeth Street -- Welcoming the Nazi tourist: Sydney Town Hall, 1938 -- Ken Cook and the Japanses collaborators: the Grace building, 77-79 York Street -- The battle of Bligh Street.
9781742230931 (pbk)
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