MOREE, Saturday. - Mob violence exploded here today as student freedom riders were attacked by a crowd crazed with race hate.
White women spat on girl students and screamed filthy words as the students tried to win Aboriginal children admission to the town baths.
Several people were arrested and the town's mayor, Alderman William Lloyd, pitched into the battle, grabbing students by the scruff of their necks and hurling them out of the way.
Throughout the fighting a barrage of eggs and rotten fruit rained on the students.
Mr Jim Spigelman, a 19-year-old student from Maroubra, was smacked to the ground while the 500 strong crowd roared its approval.
|Sunday Mirror, 21 February, 1965|