Labour History No. 90 – May 2006


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‘Prove first you’re a male’: A Farmhand’s Claim for Wages in 1929 Australia
Ruth Ford

Class and Labour: the British Labour Party and the Australian Labor Party Compared
Leighton James and Ray Markey

Arbitration and the Workplace: A Case Study of Metters Stovemakers, 1902-22
Sandra Cockfield

‘Good-bye the State’s Progress’: State Enterprise and Labor’s Plan for a North Queensland Steel Industry, 1915-20
Shawn Sherlock

‘The Active Chorus’: The Great Strike of 1917 in Victoria
Rob Bollard

Working at Sunshine: A Case Study of the Recruitment and Retention of Labour in a Melbourne Manufacturing Enterprise, 1946-63
Charles Fahey and John Lack

Labor and Vietnam: A Reappraisal
Ashley Lavelle

The Fox Inquiry: Public Policy Making in Open Forum
Les Dalton

The Eclipse of Mateship: The Wide Comb Dispute 1979-85
Rory O’Malley

Rethinking Labor Tradition: Synthesising Discourse and Experience
Nick Dyrenfurth

Historical Perspectives On Current Issues

‘Modernising’ the Crime of Sedition?
L.W. Maher

Beyond Industrial Relations: WorkChoices and the Reshaping of Labour, Class and the Commonwealth
Bradon Ellem

New Resources For Labour History

‘Mateship and Secret Societies in Australia’ at the Centre for Fraternal Studies
Bob James

Conference Reports

Mateship: Trust and Exclusion in Australian History
Nick Dyrenfurth

Labouring Feminism and Working Class History in North America and Beyond
Cathy Bridgen

Heritage Reports

The National Railway Heritage Conference
Bobbie Oliver

The Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum
Philippa Rogers

Book Reviews

Shane White and Graham White, The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History Through Songs, Sermons, and Speech (Chris Dixon)

Stuart Macintyre (ed.), The Historian’s Conscience: Australian Historians on the Ethics of History (Bruce Scates)

Ann Curthoys and John Docker, Is History Fiction? (Julie McIntyre)

Kate Grenville, The Secret River (Amanda Crawford)

Edward Duyker, Citizen Labillardiere: A Naturalist’s Life in Revolution and Exploration (1755-1834) (Bob Brown)

Josiah Bartlett Lambert, `If the Workers Took a Notion’: The Right to Strike and American Political Development (Braham Dabscheck)

Michael Zweig, The Working Class Majority: America’s Best Kept Secret (Gregory Wood)

Elisabeth Wynhausen, Dirt Cheap: Life at the Wrong End of the Job Market (John Della Bosca)

Douglas Hay and Paul Craven (eds), Masters, Servants and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562-1955 (Neville Kirk)

Mark Reutter, Making Steel: Sparrows Point and the Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might (Greg Patmore)

Colin Davis, Waterfront Revolts: New York and London Dockworkers, 1946-61 (David Palmer)

John Manning Ward, The State and the People: Australian Federation and Nation-Making 1870-1901 (Alan Atkinson)

Frank Cain, Jack Lang and the Great Depression (Sue Tracey)

Ray Gietzelt, Worth Fighting For: The Memoirs of Ray Gietzelt (Harry Knowles)

Book Notes

Felicity Bartak with Phillip Deery, A Unique Endeavour: A History of the Western Region Health Centre, 1964-2004 (Erik Eklund)

Shane Homan, The Mayor’s a Square: Live Music and Law and Order in Sydney (Erik Eklund)