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Behind the Lines - Stephen Jolly

Behind the Lines - Stephen Jolly


When the newly elected Victorian government decided to close Richmond Secondary College in 1992, the school community occupied the site for 360 days, 24-hours-a-day, ran a rebel high school, took the education department to court, established picket lines, and launched a giant political campaign.

Behind the Lines details a unique alliance between the local school community and left-wing activists, an alliance that the government tried – in vain – to break.

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