Labour History No. 109 – November 2015


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Perverse Transformation: Railway Development and the Shaping of Queensland Society, 1880–1901
Bradley Bowden

John Dwyer’s London Stories
Mark Hearn

Wobblies on the Wallaby
Rowan Day and Drew Cottle

“Lock up Holt, Throw away Ky”: The Visit to Australia of Prime Minister Ky, 1967
Phillip Deery

Award Regulation and the New South Wales Retail Sector, 1971–88: Crisis and Experimentation amidst Changing Models of Development
Brett Heino

Taking Control: The Work-In Phenomenon in the Australian Metal Trades, 1969–78
Sam Oldham

Robe River Revisited: Geohistory and Industrial Relations
Bradon Ellem

The G & K O’Connor Lockout (1999) and its Aftermath: A Case Study of a Union Avoidance Campaign in the Australian Meat Processing Industry
Marjorie Jerrard

“Good Riddance to the Stinkin’ Place”: Deindustrialisation and Memory at Associated Pulp and Paper Mills in Burnie, Tasmania
Ruth Barton


Joe Hill Centenary and IWW Songs in Australia
Mark Gregory


The ACTU Congress of 2015
Ed Davis


Clare Wright, Eureka: The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (Anne Beggs Sunter)

Simon Sleight, Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914 (Robert Darby)

Bobbie Oliver and Sue Summers, eds, Lest We Forget? Marginalised Aspects of Australia at War and Peace (Carolyn Holbrook)

Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers, The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network (Stephen Mullins)

Richard Broome, Fighting Hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League (Kosmas Tsokhas)

Gerard Henderson, Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man (Bruce Duncan)

Brenda Niall, Mannix (Peter Price)

Douglas Jordan, Conflict in the Unions: The Communist Party of Australia, Politics and the Trade Union Movement, 1945–60 (Drew Cottle)

Dee Michell, Jacqueline Z. Wilson and Verity Archer, eds, Bread and Roses: Voices of Australian Academics from the Working Class (Patricia Grimshaw)

Ann Jones, No Truck with the Chilean Junta! Trade Union Internationalism, Australia and Britain, 1973–1980 (Patrick William Kelly)

Ed Blissett, Inside the Unions: A Comparative Analysis of Policy-Making in Australian and British Printing and Telecommunications Trade Unions (Paul Doughty)

Marcus Rediker, Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail (Rowan Cahill)

Annie Ravenhill-Johnson, The Art and Ideology of the Trade Union Emblem, 1850–1925 (Bob James)

Ralf Hoffrogge, Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement (Andrew G. Bonnell)

Fawn-Amber Montoya, ed., Making an American Workforce: The Rockefellers and the Legacy of Ludlow (David Palmer)

William A. Pelz, ed., Eugene V. Debs Reader: Socialism and the Class Struggle (Marie Plassart)

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf, Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie (Braham Dabscheck)

Raymond L. Hogler, The End of American Labor Unions: The Right-to-Work Movement and the Erosion of Collective Bargaining (Braham Dabscheck)

Robert Justin Goldstein, ed., Little “Red Scares”: Anti-Communism and Political Repression in the United States, 1921–1946 (Nick Fischer)

Brigitte Studer, The Transnational World of the Cominternians (Sheila Fitzpatrick)

Kyle Harvey, American Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1975–1990: The Challenge of Peace (Nic Maclellan)

Peter Fleming, The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself (Ben Maddison)

Willie Thompson, Work, Sex and Power: The Forces that Shaped Our History (Peter Robinson)


Andrew Scott, Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway

Rejoinder, Braham Dabscheck