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Tabloid Underground
Students in Dissent (SID), Melbourne, 1968

Two-sided student underground paper, n.d, circa 1968.
This ‘’official statement’’ of SID on the subject of freedom of speech is authorised by ‘’Fabian Willmore’’.

The high school student papers represented a genuine flowering of dissent and anti-authoritarianism on the part of a new rebel minority. They were not imported from the University radical clubs, although the leading SID activists were encouraged by the Monash Labor Club. When the MLC established The Bakery (in Greville Street Prahran) in early 1969, SID used the off-campus headquarters as a meeting place.

Geographically disparate SID groups were welded together through strenuous opposition to the Vietnam War and the schools’ repression of freedom of speech. Some SID activists were suspended (e.g Michael Eidelson at Melbourne High in 1968) or expelled (Paul Jackson at De La Salle in September 1969). - [Ken Mansell]