Some squatting related stickers and posters contributed by Ann.
Synopsis from amazon.com: Rejected by suburbia for being a freak, Agro finds acceptance in the Melbourne hardcore punk scene of the 1980’s, where mates and music are everything. Moving from squat to squat she and her friends survive thugs, prostitute rings, police raids, bikie gangs and thieving speed addicts. Despite the bleakness of their lifestyle … Continue reading
Two articles from Squat It #10 which tell the tale of evictions from previously vacant public housing properties and the occupations that responded to them.
During the 1970s a large number of squats were set up in properties purchased and subsequently left empty by the Department of Main Roads in Sydney. Amongst the variety of creative projects that came out of this community was this report and proposal for cooperative housing. Prepared by Greg Vickas, Paula Fairbairn, Helen Pellow, Petra … Continue reading
Originally appeared in Squat It!
Some sketches of squatters from the late 1980s as well as memories of the Empress squat, later resquatted as the Brown Warehouse, from an ex-squatter. Squatters Union of Victoria Meeting “The Empress in Collingwood was a great building and I was there at a good time (around) 1989-90. At that time there were about 8 people living … Continue reading
A round up of squatting activities happening in Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney from the Victorian Squatters Union’s 1984 Opening Doors handbook.
In September 1983 a 23 room South Yarra mansion known as Bona Vista was squatted by 12 unemployed people. Owned by the government communications department Telecom (since privatised and turned into Telstra) the Heritage listed property had lain empty for eight years. With the help of the Victoria Squatters Union and trade unionists the mansion … Continue reading
An article from the Herald, who owned the carpark protesters occupied, that covered a housing action carried out by a variety of groups in 1985. Annotations originally added by the editors of Squat It! Sorry that some comments are cut off, but this was the condition the only copy of Squat It! #1 we could … Continue reading
A set of shopfronts on Broadway near Sydney’s CBD was squatted not once, but twice, firstly in 1989, then in 2000. Elsewhere on this blog we have accounts from the latter occupation, but in this article from Angry People #10 in 1992 we get an account of the first one, in the context of commentary … Continue reading