Max Brown’s documentary novel The Black Eureka was based on material drawn from contemporary historical sources and oral history interviews he had conducted with the people in 1953 (when and his wife spent time working with the group) and again when he visited the Pilbara in 1960. It was published in 1976 by the Australasian Book Society, which was a co-operative publishing society that had initially had close associations with the Communist Party of Australia and trade unions and which largely published left-wing novels.

The Black Eureka, Strike Preparations

Max Brown, The Black Eureka, Australasia Book Society, Sydney, 1976, Part 2, Chapter 4.

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