Labour History No. 110 – May 2016


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Completing the Order’s History Down Under: The Knights of Labor in Australia
Steven Parfitt

An Ambivalent Relationship: Thomas Caddy, the Drapers’ Association and the Sydney Trades and Labor Council’s Forgotten Cooperation over Early Closing
Peter Bastian and Victor Quayle

Professionalism or Inter-Union Solidarity? Organising Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, 1955–75
Sarah Gregson, Michael Quinlan and Ian Hampson

Pursuing Trade Union Internationalism: Australia’s Waterside Workers and the International Transport Workers Federation, c. 1950–70
Diane Kirkby and Dmytro Ostapenko

“There’s No Flies at Noonkanbah but the Scabs Are on the Way”: Trade Union Support for Aboriginal Rights during the Noonkanbah Dispute, 1979–80
Alexis Vassiley

Adopted Apprentices: Juvenile Recruitment in Australian Circus, 1847–1942
Mark St Leon

Denis Murphy, the University of Queensland and Labour History, 1966–83: A Reassessment
Bradley Bowden

The Genesis and Performance of an Australian Wage-Fixing System in Papua New Guinea
Benedict Y. Imbun


Egon Kisch: Supplementing and Correcting the Biographical Record
Terrence O’Keeffe


The Fifth Man
John Pomeroy

Police, Radicals and the Media in the 1971 Springbok Protests
Alan Knight


Rowan Day, Murder in Tottenham: Australia’s First Political Assassination (Verity Burgmann)

Phillip Deery and Julie Kimber, eds, Fighting Against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century (Terry Irving)

Stuart Macintyre, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (Peter Love)

Klaus Neumann, Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History (Alexandra Dellios)

Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt, Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose (Donald Denoon)

John Blaxland, The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963–1975, Vol. 2 (L. W. Maher)

Meredith Burgmann, ed., Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files;
Ann Curthoys and Joy Damousi, eds, What Did You Do in the Cold War, Daddy? Personal Stories from a Troubled Time (Evan Smith)

Renate Howe, David Nichols and Graeme Davison, Trendyville: The Battle for Australia’s Inner Cities (Kosmas Tsokhas)

Frank Bongiorno, The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia (Mark McKenna)

Peter Beilharz, Thinking the Antipodes: Australian Essays (Lionel Orchard)

James Bennett, Nancy Cushing and Erik Eklund, eds, Radical Newcastle (Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill)

Matthias Reiss, Blind Workers Against Charity: The National League of the Blind of Great Britain and Ireland, 1893–1970 (Shurlee Swain)

Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick and Richard Hyman, Trade Unions in Western Europe: Hard Times, Hard Choices (Alison Barnes)

Thomas Geoghegan, Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement (John Tully)