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Monthly Archives: July 2012

2012: Castlemaine, Operation Bubblegun

Contact them if you live in the region…

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1983: Melbourne, Bona Vista Mansion squat

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 »

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2003: Melbourne, Herald Sun squatting article

The Herald Sun produced this “expose” on squatting in 2002, a full year after the production of the No Frills Melbourne Squatters Guide in 2002. Over 500 copies of the guide, which was based on earlier handbooks produced by the Squatters Union, Squatters Information Network and Sydney SHAC, were distributed around Melbourne via housing services, … Continue reading »

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1985: Melbourne, Display Home Occupation

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 »

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2012: Sydney, Ashfield Anarchist HQ

This story on the eviction of this massive and productive space in March 2012 comes from Sydney Indymedia: Anarchist Ashfield HQ Evicted On Thursday the 15th of March a massive 4 story squat in Ashfield Sydney was evicted by private security forces. For 3 inspiring and eventful months the building had been home to over … Continue reading »

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