Scantlebury, Alethea

Alethea Scantlebury (BA (Psych), DipEd) recently completed an Honours thesis in History through Monash University. This article is a summary of that work. Born to 'hippy' parents in New Zealand her father was a comrade of James K Baxter who formed a commune in alliance with a Maori tribe, and her mother documented the New Zealand ‘hippy’ scene with her old reflex box camera. Alethea’s work fuses these themes in a project that documents the relationships between Aborigines and Australian hippies, especially the unique relationships in the 'Rainbow Region' of north-eastern New South Wales.