Author, larrikin, punter and the most well know Communist in Australia
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Hardy in George St. Sydney.
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Entering the Headquarters of the Communist Party of Australia, 44 Market St Sydney
Frank Hardy and wife Rosslyn exiting Sussex Lane into Sussex St Sydney at the end of a session of the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of ustralia in 1958
Frank & Rosslyn Hardy at the 18th Cngress of the C.P.A. Hardy moved a resolution in support of Australian theatre, film, writing at a time when there was little interest in Australian culture
18th National Congress C.P.A. Sydney.
May Day, Sydney. Frank Hardy usually marched with the Realist Writers group. Regarded a s Communist front by ASIO the Realist Writers attempted to portray real Australian life in their stories.
May Day Sydney
Hardy enters building Sydney.
Hardy attending a meeting of the Sydney District branch of the Communist Party of Australia. The camera was set up so close that at time one wonders how the persons of interest could have missed it. There is movie film coveregae of this in our film gallery
Hardy attends a reception possibly soviet embassy. Laurie Aarons Secretary of the Communist Party is at right and and on the left is a Soviet Embassy official.
Taken by a hidden camera in a briefcase, often called a butter box, these photographs are often the most unnerving. Here the subject, Frank Hardy is looking directly at the lens without realising it.
Communists Denis Freney, Frank Hardy and Black Panther Denis Walker in the one photograph would have interested ASIO concerened as it was that Black activism was a front for Communism