Special Issues and Thematics

Change of Title

Nos 1-3 (Jan – Nov 1962) of the journal were called Bulletin of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. From no. 4 (May 1963) onwards, the journal became Labour History.

Special Issues

  • No. 17 (Nov 1969) – The Great Depression in Australia (edited by Robert Cooksey)
  • No. 24 (May 1973) – Strikes: Studies in Twentieth Century Australian Social History (edited by John Iremonger, John Merritt and Graeme Osborne)
  • No. 35 (Nov 1978) – Who Are Our Enemies? Racism and the Australian Working Class (edited by Ann Curthoys and Andrew Markus)
  • No. 61 (Nov 1991) – Women, Work and the Labour Movement in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (edited by Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates)
  • No. 69 (Nov 1995) – Aboriginal Workers (edited by Ann McGrath and Kay Sauders with Jackie Huggins)
  • No. 71 (Nov 1996) – Australia and Canada: Labour Compared (edited by Gregory S. Kealey and Greg Patmore). A joint issue with Labour/Le Travail no. 38)
  • No. 106 (May 2014) – Labour and the Great War (edited by Frank Bongiorno, Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates)
  • No. 113 (Nov 2017) – Labour History and the “Coolie Question” (edited by Diane Kirkby and Sophie Loy-Wilson)

Issues with a Thematic Section

  • No. 65 (Nov 1993) – The Centenary of the Western Australian Goldfields
  • No. 66 (May 1994) – Ideology and the Labour Movement
  • No. 73 (Nov 1997) – Occupational Health and Safety (edited by Michael Quinlan)
  • No. 75 (Nov 1998) – 1798 and Australian Labour History / Labour History in Asia
  • No. 77 (Nov 1999) – Australian Labour Intellectuals
  • No. 79 (Nov 2000) – Labour History and Culture
  • No. 81 (Nov 2001) – Voluntary Work and Labour History
  • No. 83 (Nov 2002) – Trade Union Mobilising and Organising
  • No. 85 (Nov 2003) – Interpreting Working Life and Culture in Australian Museums
    and Galleries
  • No. 87 (Nov 2004) – Struggling for Recognition: The Individual and Labour History
  • No. 88 (May 2005) – Australia/UK Comparative Labour History
  • No. 89 (Nov 2005) – The ‘Extreme Right’ in Twentieth Century Australia (edited by Andrew Moore)
  • No. 91 (Nov 2006) – The Politics of Consumption and Co-operation (edited by
    Nikola Balnave and Greg Patmore)
  • No. 93 (Nov 2007) – Working Life, Enterprise and Arbitration (edited by Mark Hearn)
  • No. 94 (May 2008) – Tribute to Eric Fry and Bob Gollan (edited by Peter Love)
  • No. 95 (Nov 2008) – Trans-Tasman labour History (edited by Ray Markey and
    Kerry Taylor)
  • No. 97 (Nov 2009) – Anti-Union Employer Strategy and Australian Labour History (edited by Rae Cooper and Greg Patmore)
  • No. 98 (May 2010) – Social Democratic Governments and Business: An Historical Analysis (edited by Geoff Gallop and Greg Patmore)
  • No. 99 (Nov 2010) – Greening Labour History (edited by Janis Bailey)
  • No. 100 (May 2011) – Anniversary Issue: Celebrating 50 years of ASSLH and Labour History (edited by Greg Patmore)
  • No. 102 (May 2012) – The Fisher Labor Government, 1910-13 (edited by Nick Dyrenfurth, Mark Hearn and Harry Knowles)
  • No. 104 (May 2013) – Labour Women’s Leadership (edited by Jackie Dickenson, Patricia Grimshaw and Sean Scalmer)
  • No. 111 (Nov 2016) – Labour Internationalism, Social Movements and the Cold War (edited by Diane Kirkby and Sean Scalmer)
  • No. 112 (May 2017) – The Labour Movement, Mutuals and Co-operatives (edited by Greg Patmore and Mark Westcott)