The Long March

In May 1974, several hundred demonstrators traveled in convoy by bus across Australia to North West Cape in Western Australia to protest against the US military base located there. The idea was to symbolically reclaim the base for the Australian people. Songs composed during the campaign to North West Cape (and other US bases in Australia) include "We don't want no Yankee Bases" and "Omega Doodle" which have become part of the Australian folkloric tradition.




The Long March
Director and Editor: Garry Lane
Camera: Roger Hudson, Phil Bull and Peter Murphy
Narrator: Jon "Darce" Cassidy
Production Manager: Lyall Kennedy
Sound mix: Alasdair McFarlane (Palm Studios, Sydney)
Sponsor: The Campaign Against Foreign Military Bases
Campaign Coordinators: Peter Galvin (national), Lyall Kennedy (Sydney), Peter Bell (Melbourne), Mike Williss (Adelaide)
Producers: Garry Lane and Crowsfoot Films, Sydney, 1975