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C/58/63: An ‘Incriminating Biography’


During the period 1967–1972, the author was under ASIO surveillance because of his opposition to the Vietnam War, and related radical activism. Drawing on the idea of surveillance files constituting what Fiona Capp has termed ‘incriminating’ biographies, Cahill uses this file (C/58/63) to reflect upon the political mindset of ASIO, and his own activism, during the period. This paper was originally presented at the Power to the People: The Legacies of 1968 Workshop, University of Wollongong, 3 October 2008.