Growing up with McCarthyism in Australia

Sunday 1 November 2020, 4:00pm

Live at Manning Clark House – 11 Tasmania Circle Forrest ACT

The anti-left McCarthyism era in Australia had a significant impact on the children of parents identified in a witch-hunt by authorities.  With the 1951 referendum leading to the possible imprisonment of CPA members and “fellow travellers”, followed by the “Petrov” Royal Commission, times were uncertain for these families.

Come and hear all about it from the daughters of John Burton (Pamela Burton and Meredith Edwards), Pam and Jack Beasley (Margo Beasley) and Rupert Lockwood (Penny Lockwood)                             

“McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.”

MCH members $5.00

Concession (government support) and full-time students $5.00

Non-members $7.00

Booking essential

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