Labour History No. 95 – November 2008


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Trans-Tasman Labour History

Edited by Ray Markey and Kerry Taylor

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

Trans-Tasman Labour History: Introduction
Ray Markey

Class Formation and Political Change: A Trans-Tasman Dialogue
Erik Olssen and Bruce Scates

Gender and the Trans-Tasman World of Labour: Transnational and Comparative Histories
Raelene Frances and Melanie Nolan

Trade Union Structure and Politics in Australia and New Zealand
Bradon Ellem and Peter Franks

An Antipodean Phenomenon: Comparing the Labo(u)r Party in New Zealand and Australia
Ray Markey

“Practical Utopians”: Rochdale Consumer Co-operatives in Australia and New Zealand
Nikola Balnave and Greg Patmore

The Changing Role of the State: Regulating Work in Australia and New Zealand 1788-2007
Gordon Anderson and Michael Quinlan

A Trans-Tasman Union Community: Growing Global Solidarity
Shelley Harford

A Tale of Two Towns: Industrial Pickets, Police Practices and Judicial Review
David Baker

Other Articles

“His tap root was stronger and more tenacious than that of most of us”: Robert Semple, an Australian New Zealander
Carina Hickey

Rethinking Cold War History
David McKnight

Mr Big, the Big Fella and the Split: Fault lines in Bankstown’s Labor Politics, 1955
Andrew Moore

Minimum Living Standards and the Working-Class Surplus: Higgins, Henderson and Housing
Dick Bryan

Strategic Choices and Unintended Consequences: Employer Militancy in Victoria’s Meat Industry, 1986-93
Patrick O’Leary and Peter Sheldon


Blackball ’08: The Commemoration
Peter Franks

Conference Report

Race, Nation, History: A Conference in Honour of Henry Reynolds, Canberra, 29-30 August 2008
Lyndall Ryan

Book Reviews

Bryan D. Palmer, James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928
Braham Dabscheck

Robin Archer, Why is There No Labor Party in the United States?
John Tully

Colin Cleary, Ballarat Labor: From Miner Hesitancy to Golden Age
Geoffrey Robinson

V.L. Allen, The History of Black Mineworkers in South Africa, 3 Volumes
Michael Clifford

Ching Kwan Lee, Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt
Robert Tierney

Tracey Banivanua-Mar, Violence and Colonial Dialogue: The Australian- Pacific Indentured Labour Trade
Michael Quinlan

Sue Taffe, Black and White Together: FCAATSI: The Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders 1958-1973
Henry Reynolds

Richard G. Hartley, River of Steel: A History of the Western Australian Goldfields and Agricultural Water Supply
Bobbie Oliver

Philip Payton, Making Moonta: The Invention of Australia’s Little Cornwall
Peter Donovan

Beverley Kingston, A History of New South Wales
Shirley Fitzgerald

Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward (eds), Australia’s Empire
Christopher Waters

Raelene Frances, Selling Sex: A Hidden History of Prostitution
Susanne Davies

D. Langmore (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 17, 1981- 1990, A-K
Paul Pickering

Mark Finnane, JV Barry: A Life
John McQuilton

George Burchett and Nick Shimmin (eds), Rebel Journalism: The Writings of Wilfred Burchett
Rowan Cahill

Philip Ayres, Prince of the Church: Patrick Francis Moran, 1830-1911
Val Noone

Margaret Tennant, The Fabric of Welfare: Voluntary Organisations, Government and Welfare in New Zealand, 1840-2005
Mark Lyons

Philip Mendes, Australia’s Welfare Wars Revisited: The Players, the Politics and the Ideologies
Rob Watts

Robert G. Hall, Voices of the People: Democracy and Chartist Political Identity 1830-1870
Alex Tyrrell

William Kenefick, Red Scotland! The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c.1872 to 1932
Bill Anderson

Charlie McGuire, Roddy Connolly and the Struggle for Socialism in Ireland
Frances Devlin-Glass

Ben Jackson, Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Social Thought, 1900-64
Kevin Morgan

George Vair, The Struggle Against Wage Controls: The Saint John Story, 1975- 1976
Greg Patmore

Adrian Burgos Jr, Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos and the Color Line
Braham Dabscheck

Book Notes

David Oldroyd, Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution: Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780
Erik Eklund

Hazel Armstrong, Blood on the Coal: The Origins and Future of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Scheme
Peter Franks