Lucy Eatock joins Communist party

Lucy Eatock, a white woman married to a Queensland Murri, joins the Communist Party and the Unemployed Worker's Union and is involved in the struggles to prevent evictions of tenants behind in the rent during the Depression in the 1929-33. On one occasion Lucy is flogged by policemen up and down Glebe Point Road for demonstrating against her Uncle Nobby being tried. Like unemployed Koori people generally, she fights for worker’s rights, unemployed workers and women’s rights, as well as Aboriginal causes. Eatock family history is that while convicted non-Aboriginals on trial usually get 3 months jail for civil disturbance, Nobby gets 18 months. (V37, ‘Growing up in the inner city’)