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Lyndall Ryan (1943–2024)

The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History is saddened by the loss of Lyndall Ryan, one of Australia’s most influential and admired historians. Her major contribution was in Aboriginal history, with an early study of Indigenous Tasmanians, for which she found herself and her work at the centre of the History culture wars […]

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OUT NOW: Labour History, no. 125

Convict, Unfree and Coerced: Workers and the Expansion of Global Empires, a special issue edited by Diane Kirkby and Vivien Miller. Captive and coerced workers, and their bodies, had crucial economic value to expansionist and aggrandizing European, Asian and American imperial powers. The articles in this special issue bring into focus the unfree labour performed […]

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Launch Invitation

Labour History and the “Coolie Question” A special issue of Labour History, no. 113 (November 2017) edited by Diane Kirkby and Sophie Loy-Wilson Launch hosted by Julia Martínez When: 6–7.00pm (EST), Friday, 8 December 2017Where: Faculty of Law Boardroom, level 5, Building 5B, UTS, Haymarket NSW 2000.  Go to the Faculty of Law entrance on Quay […]