Labour History No. 93 – November 2007


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Working Life, Enterprise And Arbitration

Edited By Mark Hearn

Sifting the Evidence: Labour History and the Transcripts of Arbitration Proceedings
Mark Hearn

Reconciliation and Conciliation; the Irreconcilable Dilemma of the 1965 ‘Equal’ Wage Case for Aboriginal Station Workers
Thalia Anthony

Mobilising at the Workplace: State Regulation and Collective Action in Three Workplaces, 1900 to the 1920s
Sandra Cockfield

Making Liberal Citizens: Justice Higgins and His Witnesses
Mark Hearn

‘The skilful unskilled labourer’: The Decline of Artisanal Discourses of Skill in the NSW Arbitration Court, 1905-15
Ben Maddison

A Theatre of Words and Wages: Reading the Script of the Harvester Hearing
W.M. Robbins and Ian Harriss

‘War conducted under certain rules, but nonetheless war’: Arbitration, Capital and Labour in the Western Australian Gold Mining Industry, 1901-14
Naomi Segal

The Dirtiest of Jobs: Maintaining Sydney’s Sewers 1890-1910
Peter Sheldon

[Research Note] Industrial Arbitration Transcripts and Related Sources in the NSW State Archives, 1902-91
Christine Yeats

Interrogating Arbitration: Reflections on Work, Nation and History
Raelene Frances

Other Articles

The Lost Labour Force? Working-Class Approaches to Military Service During the Great War
Nathan Wise

‘Bucking the machine’: Clarrie Martin and the NSW Socialisation Units 1929-35
Nick Martin

‘Sindicalistas Australianos’: A Case Study of International Trade Unionism
Ann Jones

Conference Report

Labour Traditions: The 10th National Labour History Conference, 4-6 July 2007
Donna Dwyer


E.L. ‘Ted’ Wheelwright, 1921-2007
Frank Stilwell

Book Reviews

Tom Sheridan, Australia’s Own Cold War: The Waterfront Under Menzies (Phillip Deery)

Anna Clark, Teaching the Nation: Politics and Pedagogy in Australian History (Bill Leadbetter)

Fay Anderson, An Historian’s Life: Max Crawford and the Politics of Academic Freedom;
Clive Hamilton and Sarah Maddison (eds), Silencing Dissent: How the Australian Government is Controlling Public Opinion and Stifling Debate (Brian Martin)

Patrick Bertola and Bobbie Oliver (eds), The Workshops: A History of the Midland Government Railway Workshops (Mike Anson)

Melanie Nolan(ed.), Revolution: The 1913 Great Strike in New Zealand (Nick Wailes)

Michael Crosby, Power at Work: Rebuilding the Australian Union Movement (Carolyn Allport)

Mark Harcourt and Geoffrey Wood (eds), Trade Unions and Democracy: Strategies and Perspectives (Elsa Underhill)

Carol Wolkowitz, Bodies at Work (Leanne Cutcher)

Melanie Nolan, Kin: A Collective Biography of a New Zealand Working Class Family (Margaret Tennant)

Judith Godden, Lucy Osburn, a Lady Displaced: Florence Nightingale’s Envoy to Australia (Melanie Oppenheimer)

Deborah Brennan and Louise Chappell (eds), ‘No fit place for women’?: Women in New South Wales Politics, 1856-2006 (Naomi Parry)

Ian Marsh (ed.), Political Parties in Transition? (Sarah Maddison)

Paul Davey, The Nationals: The Progressive, Country and National Party in New South Wales 1919 to 2006 (Peter Henderson)

Jim Hagan (ed.), People and Politics in Regional New South Wales, Volume 1 1856-1950s, Volume 2 1950s-2006 (Greg Patmore)

Alan Mayne, Hill End: An Australian Goldfields Landscape (W.M. Robbins)

Graeme Davison, Car Wars: How the Car Won our Hearts and Conquered our Cities (Jeff Angel)

Moon-Hu Jung, Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation (Ian Tyrrell)

Shelton Stromquist, Re-inventing ‘The People’: The Progressive Movement, the Class Problem, and the Origins of Modern Liberalism (Nathan Hollier)

Books For Children And Young Adults

Terry Deary, The Awful Egyptians (Dominic Simonelli)