Welcome to the web page of the Sydney Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. The Branch has been active since 1981.

Membership of the Branch is open to all persons interested in the history of working life and the labour movement, both industrial and political.

The Branch organises a number of talks throughout the year, often including during History Week, as well as undertaking specific projects from time to time, and where appropriate works with other organisations to further the objectives of the Society.

Sydney Branch members receive regular notices of activities by email or mail and are sent copies of the branch bulletin, The Hummer. The Branch maintains a Facebook page where members and interested others can access current information related to labour history and a Twitter account.

To join the Sydney Branch of ASSLH, please select your membership option from the link below. Alternatively, you can download the membership form, complete it, make your dues payment through one of the options outlined on the form and return the completed form together with proof of payment by email to

The completed form and payment may also be posted to:

The Treasurer
ASSLH Sydney Branch
PO Box 1027, Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia

Sydney Branch Executive

President – Rosemary Webb
Secretary and Acting Hummer Editor – Danny Blackman
Treasurer – Margaret Walters
Committee members: Lance Wright, Sue Tracey, Jim Rooney, Jim Kitay, Neale Towart

Sydney Branch Membership

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A Turbulent Decade: Social Protest Movements and the Labour Movement 1965-1975

Sydney Branch ASSLH’s very popular 2005 publication, A Turbulent Decade: Social Protest Movements and the Labour Movement 1965-1975, edited by Beverley Symons and Rowan Cahill, is unfortunately now out of print.  However it has been digitised by the University of Wollongong and is available for free download here.