John Grech’s most excellent interactive photo project is worth an hour of your life (there is a lot to read and listen to). You get a really good idea of what Australia might have been like in the 1960s. And maybe this is relevant given the vigilante stuff going on in the UK now (Bradley claimed he was innocent). Highlights include lots of great pics and text about New South Wales politics; a cameo role for my place of birth – Ferntree Gully – that unfortunately shows tragic consequences of slot machine gambling; and a wonderful chance to hear Paul Robeson singing to the Sydney Opera House workers in 1960 – worth it just for that. There is much else besides – go there: Sharkfeed


About john hutnyk

Writer on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata.
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