august memories / 31


31st August, 1969 : The Federal Labor front-bencher, Dr Jim Cairns, was bashed and kicked unconscious and his wife Gwen beaten and choked this evening, when she tried to stop a group of party gate-crashers attacking her husband. Five young men and two young women invaded a party Dr Cairns was hosting for his supporters in his campaign for the seat of Yarra. They attacked Dr Cairns from behind and bashed Mrs Cairns as she fell across her husband’s body to protect him.

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