Historical anecdotes of campaigns and issues.
The stories that are linked from this page are my memories written, mostly, thirty years after the events. They cover campaigns including those around the Franklin, Kakadu, East Gippsland (the Rodger River and others), Daintree, Jabiluka, Coronation Hill and on subjects such as uranium mining and campaigning on Aboriginal rights in Tennant Creek. as well as recollections of working in France, Bangkok, Auckland and other places.
So far as my memory serves, these are historically accurate but others may choose to disagree.
The first of these is about the occupation of Coronation Hill, published in December 2017. Others will follow over the next six months….
Episode 1: Beating BHP with Bravado and Blue Tarps (published December 4, 2017)
Episode 2:The Franklin: The Law of the Land and other Legends in their own Lunchtime (published December 10, 2017)
Episode 3: The Franklin: The Leaker – they came in the Dead of Night (published December 13, 2017)
Episode 4: The Franklin: A Federal Government Wedding Team from the SMH (published December 18, 2017)
Episode 5: The Franklin: One Chair Down (published Dec 22, 2017)
Episode 6: The Franklin:Inside the Bunker – the Cadres Rule (to be published)
Episode 7: Kakadu, Ranger 68: In all Four Corners (to be published)
Episode 8: The Franklin: The Year of Living Obsequiously (to be published))
Episode 9: The Franklin: The Shipping Business (to be published)
Episode 10: The Flight to Canberra (to be published)
Episode 11: The Rodger River: Roger, Rodger (to be published)
Episode 12: Gurig National Park: The Poisoned Dwarf (to be published))
Episode 13: Kakadu: On a Long Lease (to be published)
Episode 14: Tennant Creek: Left on Four Rims (to be published)
Episode 15: The Franklin/ Daintree: Gough, Paul and Barry (to be published)
Episode 16: The Franklin: Choppers Won’t Fly (to be published)
Episode 17: The Franklin: No skills will do fine (to be published)