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 approx. Dec 27, 2017)
Episode 7: Kakadu, Ranger 68: In all Four Corners (to be published approx. Jan 1, 2018)
Episode 8: The Franklin: The Year of Living Obsequiously (to be published approx. Jan 22, 2018)
Episode 9: The Franklin: The Shipping Business (to be published approx. Jan 27, 2018)
Episode 10: The Flight to Canberra (to be published approx. Feb 8, 2018)
Episode 11: The Rodger River: Roger, Rodger (to be published approx. Feb 13, 2018)
Episode 12: Gurig National Park: The Poisoned Dwarf (to be published approx. Feb 18, 2018)
Episode 13: Kakadu: On a Long Lease (to be published approx. Feb 23, 2018)
Episode 14: Tennant Creek: Left on Four Rims (to be published approx. Feb 28, 2018)
Episode 15: The Franklin/ Daintree: Gough, Paul and Barry (to be published approx. March 5, 2018)
Episode 16: The Franklin: Choppers Won’t Fly (to be published approx. March 10, 2018)
Episode 17: The Franklin: No skills will do fine (to be published approx. March 15, 2018)