1967 Civil Liberties March and Sit-down in Roma Street, Brisbane.


Vérité film footage (no sound) of approximately 4000 protesters marching from the University of Queensland's St. Lucia campus to central Brisbane on 8 September, 1967. When blocked by police, the marchers staged a mass sit-down in Roma Street. The 1967 Civil Liberties March was a turning point in student and State politics, subsequently leading to mass protests against the Vietnam War and the success of the emerging student movement in the decade to follow.

Read a concise contextual history of this unique event. (41KB)

See the original arrest sheets prepared at the Brisbane "watchhouse" (holding jail). (1.54MB)

A collection of newspaper reports from the time. (4.8MB)