The Australian Communist Author Who Lent His Voice to the Gurindji Strike

In 1966, the Gurindji people — who were mistreated and forced into labour at the Wave Hill cattle station — collectively striked for better conditions, equal pay, and land rights. Integral to their success was Frank Hardy, a communist author sympathetic to their cause. He not only publicised their struggles to the Australian public and rallied support from trade unions; he also respected their autonomy and culture when helping them legally reclaim their land. Read full article here


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