The Long March to North West Cape 1974

In May 1974, hundreds of demonstrators traveled in convoy on a 7,000 mile (return) trip across Australia to North West Cape in Western Australia to protest against a remotely located US military base. Organised by the Campaign Against Foreign Military Bases in Australia it was designed to raise awareness about the consequences of nuclear war for the Australian homeland. The protesters decided to symbolically reclaim the base for the Australian people. They met with violent clashes with police along the way which came to a head at the entrance to the base.

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