The 1960s and 70s saw more political activism than previous years, where violent protests took place in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Radical groups such as the Marxist Students for Democratic Action also established themselves to protest the undemocratic nature of university administration. Other movements such as Women’s and Gay Liberation began in the radical 1970s.
In more recent times students have found an alternative platform for political discussion and activism in social media. This exhibition was created in conjunction with the University of Adelaide Archives.
Learn more about student activism and the exhibition here.
On display in the Rare Books & Special Collections foyer during Library opening hours from 2 May until 30 June 2017.