Labour History No. 94 – May 2008


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Tribute To Eric Fry And Bob Gollan

Edited By Peter Love


Eric Fry (1921-2007)
Peter Love

Robin Gollan (1917-2007)
Stuart Macinytre


With Thanks, Always: For Eric Fry and Bob Gollan
Susan Magarey

R.A. Gollan, E.C. Fry and the Canberra years of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
John Merritt

‘A Greater Concentration of Purpose’: The Intellectual Legacy of Eric Fry and Robin Gollan
Verity Burgmann

Other Articles

Port Politics: Indian Seamen, Australian Unions and Indonesian Independence, 1945-47
Heather Goodall

Containing Discontent: Anti-Chinese Racism in the Reinvention of Angus Cameron
Phil Griffiths

‘A Terrible Monster’: From ‘Employers to Capitalists’ in the 1885-86 Melbourne Wharf Labourers’ Strike?
Nick Dyrenfurth

Respect not Relief: Feminism, Guild Socialism and the Guild Hall Commune in Melbourne 1917
Judith Smart

Pragmatic Procrastination: Governments, Unions and Equal Pay, 1949-68
Tom Sheridan and Pat Stretton

Research Report

On The Technique of Working-Class Journalism
Rowan Cahill

Research Note

Trade Union Yobbos Inspire Book on Misogyny
Meredith Burgmann and Yvette Andrews


Andy Irvine

Book Reviews

Ann Curthoys and Marilyn Lake (eds), Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective (Paul Pickering)

Peter Cochrane, Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy (Robert Darby)

Michael Roe, An Imperial Disaster: The Wreck of George the Third (Shayne Breen)

John Fitzgerald, Big White Lie: Chinese Australians in White Australia (Phil Griffiths)

Gary Gumpl and Richard Kleinig, The Hitler Club: The Rise and Fall of Australia’s No. 1 Nazi (Andrew Moore)

Margaret Glover and Alf Maclochlainn (eds), Letters of an Irish Patriot: William Paul Dowling in Tasmania (Shayne Breen)

David Clune and Ken Turner (eds), Writing Party History: Papers from a Seminar Held at Parliament House, Sydney, May 2006 (Jacqueline Dickenson)

Michael Hogan (ed.), Labor Pains: Early Conference and Executive Reports of the Labor Party of NSW (Raymond Markey)

David Clune and Gareth Griffith, Decision and Deliberation: The Parliament of New South Wales 1856-2003 (Paul Strangio)

Ken Turner and Michael Hogan (eds), The Worldly Art of Politics (Rodney Smith)

Jeremy Nuttall, Psychological Socialism (Robert Bollard)

James B. Jacobs, Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement (Braham Dabscheck)

Chris Trotter, No Left Turn: The Distortion of New Zealand’s History by Greed, Bigotry and Right-Wing Politics (Peter Franks)

Miles Fairburn and Erik Olssen (eds), Class, Gender and the Vote: Historical Perspectives from New Zealand (Raymond Markey)

David Peetz, Brave New Workplace: How Individual Contracts are Changing Our Jobs (Mark Hearn)

Andrew Stewart and George Williams, Work Choices: What the High Court Said (David H. Plowman)

Tim Strangleman, Work Identity at the End of the Line? Privatisation and Culture Change in the UK Rail Industry (Bobbie Oliver)

Bob McKillop (ed.), Furnace, Fire and Forge: Lithgow’s Iron and Steel Industry, 1874-1932 (Diana Covell)

Daniel Reynaud, Celluloid Anzacs: The Great War through Australian Cinema (Robin Gerster)

Glenn D’Cruz (ed.), Class Act: Melbourne Workers Theatre 1987-2007 (Meg Upton)

Lockout (videorecording);
Bastard Boys (videorecording) (Christopher Sheil)

Constructing Australia: Complete Series (videorecording);
Richard Evans and Alex West, Constructing Australia: A Companion to the ABC TV Series (Michelle Arrow)

Book Notes

Andrew Roberts, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900 (Raymond Markey)

Paul Corliss, Worlds at Work: An Annotated Bibliography of New Zealand Trade Union Literature (Raymond Markey)