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Is Your School Revolting? Join the Underground
Students in Dissent (SID), Melbourne, 1969

‘’Underground’’ leaflets began circulating in a number of Melbourne’s secondary schools in the winter of 1968. By October 1968, these roughly-produced ‘’newspapers’’ – most of them lively, uninhibited and subversive of school discipline – had appeared in twelve schools. (University High; Highett High; Melbourne High; Mentone Girls’ High; Peninsula High; Camberwell High; Caulfield High; Prahran High; Chadstone High; Croydon High; Doveton High). The vast majority of the papers were produced by groups associated with an organization called Students in Dissent (SID). The most prolific of them, ‘’Tabloid Underground’’, the ‘’official organ’’ of SID, was circulated at schools where underground SID groups had not previously been established.