No Base Women

The history of this successful farmers’ protest movement is being released by On The Stone Books in 2020.

During the mid 1980s the labor government wanted to established army bases for artillery ranges in rural NSW. This caused a widespread grass roots movement known as ‘No Base’ driven predominantly by women who embarrassed the labor government and stopped their land acquisition plan from proceeding. Marje Prior interviewed women throughout the Central West and Cobar regions to record their stories for a radio documentary she had broadcast by the ABC Social History Unit on 9 July, 1989. Click above to listen to that radio program.

Pictured is Pam McRobert with one of her signs.  Photo taken by Joyce Pearce of Sofala.

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