Labour History No. 105 – November 2013

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Modern Labor in Queensland: Its Rise and Failings, 1978–98
Bradley Bowden

Triumphant, Troubled, then Terminal: An Examination of the Cain and Kirner Decade 30 Years On
Alistair Harkness

Opposition to the Accord as a Social Contract in the 1980s
Jonathan Strauss

John Curtin’s Forgotten Media Legacy: The Impact of a Wartime Prime Minister on News Management Techniques, 1941–45
Caryn Coatney

The Annihilation of the ILP: The Third Industrial Labor Party and the Sturt Vacancy
Paul Adams

“Ballot-Faking Crooks and a Tyrannical Executive”: The Australian Workers Union Faction and the 1923 New South Wales Labor Party Annual Conference
Scott Stephenson

Labor, Capital and Land: The Transnational Dimensions of the 1910 Federal Land Tax
Andrew Dilley

“This is a British Colony”: The Ruling-Class Politics of the Seafarers’ Strike, 1878–79
Phil Griffiths

“Better than Nothing”: Eurasian Labour in New South Wales, 1853–54
Tony Ohlsson

The Banning of Redheap: Sober Facts about an Inflammatory Fiction
Robert Darby

“A Petty and Spiteful Spirit on the Part of the Company”: The 1881 Cromwell Company Strike at Bendigo, Otago
Lloyd Carpenter


Clarence Wilbur (Carl) Baker, 1888–1967
Carolyn Skinner

“Australia’s Most Evil and Repugnant Nightspot”: The FOCO Club, Brisbane, 1968–69
Frank Neilsen and Peter Gray


Good Times, Hard Times? Making Australian Labour History, Remaking Australian Society: The 13th National Labour History Conference, Trades Hall, Sydney, 11–13 July 2013
Gary Lockwood


Tony Harris 1948–2013
Rowan Cahill


Frank Bongiorno, The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (Kosmas Tsokhas)

Robert Bollard, In the Shadow of Gallipoli: The Hidden History of Australia in World War I (Bart Ziino)

Patrick Morgan, Melbourne Before Mannix: Catholics in Public Life 18801920;
James Griffin with Paul Ormonde, Daniel Mannix: Beyond the Myths (L. W. Maher)

Kevin Peoples, Santamaria’s Salesman: Working for the National Catholic Rural Movement 19591961 (Brian Costar)

Mary Elizabeth Calwell, I Am Bound to Be True: The Life and Legacy of Arthur A. Calwell 18961973 (Ann-Mari Jordens)

Troy Bramston, ed., For the True Believers: Great Labor Speeches that Shaped History (Frank Bongiorno)

Daniel Stedman Jones, Masters Of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics (Braham Dabscheck)

Jason Brennan, Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Braham Dabscheck)

Robert M. Lichtman, The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions (L. W. Maher)

Seth Rosenfeld, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power (Ellen Schrecker)

Ellen Schrecker, The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the American University (Simon Marginson)

Francis Devine, ed., A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout (Dianne Hall)

Cybele Locke, Workers in the Margins: Union Radicals in Post-War New Zealand (Evan Roberts)

Michael D. Yates, ed., Wisconsin Uprising: Labor Fights Back (Peter Rachleff)

Ann-Mari Jordens, Hope: Refugees and their Supporters in Australia since 1947 (Jayne Persian)


Simone Battiston, Immigrants Turned Activists: Italians in 1970s Melbourne (Anthony Capello)

Chris Christodoulou, Expressions of a Labour Movement Activist (Rodney Cavalier)


Devil’s Dust, directed by Jessica Hobbs (Michael Quinlan)

Persons of Interest: The ASIO Files, directed by Haydn Keenan (Phillip Deery)