Radical Perth, Militant Fremantle

Radical Perth, Militant Fremantle

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Radical Perth, Militant Fremantle tells 31 short and fascinating stories of radical moments in the cities' past from as long ago as the 1890s and as recent as Occupy: 'Bloody Sunday' on Fremantly Wharf, the Chinese community's fight for survival, Perth's Red Dean and his rock masses, bodgies and widgies at Scarborough's Snake Pit, Midland's Red Square, women's apron parades in the 1950s, Fremantle's Rajneeshes, the Point Peron Women's Peace Camp, and many more. The selection charts Perth and Fremantle's radical pasts, uncovering the obscure and neglected, reframing the better known, mapping Perth and Fremantle's radical geographies. This engaging and informative book inspires those who work for change and opens new windows on Perth and Fremantle's pasts. In short, it has rewritten their histories.