Sources and references


Berg, Leila (1972) Look at Kids Harmondsworth: Penguin

Braunstein, Peter (2002) ‘Forever young: insurgent youth and the Sixties culture of rejuvenation’, pp. 243-274 in Peter Braunstein and Michael William Doyle (eds.) Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s London: Routledge

Cain, Chelsea (ed.) (1999) Wild Child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture Toronto: Seal Press

Diski, Jenny (2009) The Sixties London: Profile Books

Green, Jonathon (1988) Days in the Life: Voices from the English Underground, 1961-1971 London: Heinemann

Heath, Joseph and Potter, Andrew (2006) The Rebel Sell: How the Counter Culture Became Consumer Culture London: Capstone Press

Holland, Patricia (2004) Picturing Childhood: The Myth of the Child in Popular Imagery London: I.B. Tauris

Holt, John (1974) Escape from Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children New York: Dutton

Michaels, Lisa (1999) Split: A Counterculture Childhood New York: Mariner

Miller, Timothy (1991, second edition, 2011) The Hippies and American Values Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press

Nelson, Elizabeth (1989) The British Counter-Culture, 1966-73: A Study of the Underground Press London: Macmillan

Neville, Richard (1971) Play Power London: Jonathan Cape

Neville, Richard (1995) Hippie Hippie Shake London: Bloomsbury

Palmer, Tony (2011, second edition) The Trials of Oz London: Gonzo Multimedia

Roszak, Theodore (1969) The Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society and its Youthful Opposition New York: Anchor Books

Thomson, Matthew (2013) Lost Freedom: The Landscape of the Child and the British Post-War Settlement Oxford: Oxford University Press

Ward, Colin (1978) The Child in the City London: Pantheon Books



The full text of Schoolkids Oz can be found on, or in a slightly more readable form in the online archive of the University of Woolongong:

Extensive extracts from transcripts of the trial can be found in Palmer’s book (above) – although the lack of an index is very frustrating!

Additional online sources on the Oz Trial include:

On Leila Berg:

Online articles and debates on hippie parenting:

A radio documentary on The Little Red Schoolbook:

The TV documentary on psychedelic music in Britain:

Psychedelic Britannia BBC4, produced and directed by Sam Bridger, transmitted 23.10.2015

Evidence of the longevity of hippy culture, as well as some useful archival material and commentary, can be found at Worldwide Hippies: