The La Trobe Three

Politics, protests and prison life. 45 years to the month since they were released from Pentridge Prison – hear for the first time the full story of University student protestors dubbed the La Trobe Three. It’s a story that made headline news – three young student activists ordered to be jailed indefinitely for disobeying a University order to stay off campus. Their defiance earnt them a prison term in one of Melbourne’s most notorious jails and set about a series of life-changing consequences.


  • Professor Katie Holmes, Historian, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Inland, La Trobe University
  • Brian Pola, Former President La Trobe University Student Council,
  • Fergus Robinson, Master Preliminary (History La Trobe University) and Dip Ed.
  • Barry York, Former President, La Trobe Labour Club

Recorded on 24 August 2017 at the State Library Victoria Theatrette

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