For pre-2018 posts see discontents.com.au. I’ll be migrating everything across eventually!

2018

Records of Resistance

Last year I was lucky enough to spend a few days with the most excellent folks of the State Library of NSW’s DXLab as a ‘Digital Drop In’. While I was there, I started playing around with a remarkable collection of photographs accumulated by the Tribune, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Australia. The photos document a wide range of political issues and protests — from the Freedom Ride of 1965 through to the First Gulf War. More than 58,000 of these images have been digitised and are available online.

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