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Percy Brookfield: Our Hero Politician


One hundred years ago today – 22 March 1921 – a gunman shot up the Riverton railway station in South Australia. One man would put himself in the firing line to save lives: Percy "Jack" Brookfield, a firebrand socialist NSW state parliamentarian whose politics had made him of the most loved – and hated – figures in Australia. To become a supporter of Forgotten Australian and get ad-free early and bonus episodes, along with the Australia's Sweetheart audiobook, go to patreon.com/forgottenaustralia


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