History of the 1971 Strike at the University of Queensland

by Roger Stuart

A wide-spread strike took place at the University of Queensland in July/August 1971 in response to the State Government declaring a State of Emergency to "protect" the Springbok rugby tour to Queensland. The article focuses primarily on events on campus and less so on the closely-related events occurring in the city at the same time. The Strike lasted 15 very intense, action-packed days.

Originally published in Semper Floreat (student newspaper) in September 1971.

Read a transcript of the original article (210KB)