Labour History No. 114 – May 2018

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Vice-Regal Intervention in Australian Domestic Politics: Ronald Munro Ferguson and the ALP Split of 1916
Peter Bastian

Revolutionary Ireland and Transnational Labour Solidarity on the Victorian Railways: The Case of Alex Morrison and Tom Wilson, 1921–22
Jimmy Yan

“More Like a Swagman than a Parliamentary Candidate”: Federal Election Meetings in Rural New South Wales and Victoria, 1910–22
Chris Monnox

Black Trackers: Labour Contributions of Aboriginal People in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, 1804–54
Greg Blyton

Convicts of the “Proper Description”: The Appropriation and Management of Skilled Convict Labour
Richard Tuffin

New Zealand’s Meat Board, Markets and the Killing Season: A Twentieth-Century Labour History of Unintended Consequences
Bruce Curtis

Economic Thought and Social Democracy in Australasia and Scandinavia, 1919–39
Jim McAloon

“Making the Native a Useful Person”: Indigenous Labour in Twentieth-Century Australian Leprosaria
Charmaine Robson

Resisting Whig History: Putting the Australian New Left in Perspective
Llewellyn Williams-Brooks


Conscription for War and Profit: Classes, Nation-Market-States and Empires
Humphrey McQueen


Workers of the World: 15th Biennial Labour History Conference, 23–25 September 2017, Emmanuel College, University of Queensland
Jimmy Yan and Frank Bongiorno


Bob Walshe (1923–2018): An Activist for All Seasons
Rowan Cahill


Neville Kirk, Transnational Radicalism and the Connected Lives of Tom Mann and Robert Samuel Ross (Sean Scalmer)

Nancy Woloch, A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s (Braham Dabscheck)

Peter Ackers and Alistair J. Reid, eds, Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain: Other Worlds of Labour in the Twentieth Century (Michael Easson)

Reiner Tosstorff, The Red International of Labour Unions (RILU) 1920–1937 (Jacob A. Zumoff)

Nick Dyrenfurth, A Powerful Influence on Australian Affairs: A New History of the AWU (Raymond Markey)

Bradon Ellem, The Pilbara: From the Deserts Profits Come (Bobbie Oliver)

Race Mathews, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891–1966 (John Molony)

Jeff Kildea, Hugh Mahon: Patriot, Pressman, Politician, Volume 1 (Fidelma Breen)

William Gallacher, Revolt on the Clyde: An Autobiography (Stuart Macintyre)

Jeff Sparrow, No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson;
Jordan Goodman, Paul Robeson: A Watched Man (Ann Curthoys)

Craig Emerson, The Boy from Baradine (Christopher Sheil)

Jim Snow, Keating and His Party Room (James Walter)

Stuart Macintyre, Lenore Layman, and Jenny Gregory, eds, A Historian for All Seasons: Essays for Geoffrey Bolton (Beverley Kingston)

Stephen Moline, Red (Sylvia Martin)

John Blaxland and Rhys Crawley, The Secret Cold War: The Official History of ASIO, 1975–1989 (David Lowe)

Harry Blutstein, Cold War Games: Espionage, Spies and Secret Operations at the 1956 Olympic Games (Shane Cahill)

Mark Aarons with John Grenville, The Show: Another Side of Santamaria’s Movement (Robert Murray)

Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson, eds, Against Labor: How US Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism (Braham Dabscheck)

Timothy J. Minchin, Labor Under Fire: A History of the AFL-CIO since 1979 (David Palmer)

Steven Parfitt, Knights across the Atlantic: The Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland (John Tully)

David Headon and John Uhr, eds, Eureka Australia’s Greatest Story (Charles Fahey)

Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer, The Last Battle: Soldier Settlement in Australia, 1916–1939 (Carolyn Holbrook)

Harry Knowles, Greg Patmore and Mark Westcott, Health Insurance in Regional Australia: The History of Westfund (James Gillespie)

Jackie Dickenson, Australian Women in Advertising in the Twentieth Century (Jeannine Baker)

Gabrielle Appleby, The Role of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest (L. W. Maher)

David Stephens and Alison Broinowski, eds, The Honest History Book (Marian Quartly)


Arthur Gietzelt, Splitting Image: Dr Evatt, the ALP Split and the NSW Steering Committee (Frank Bongiorno)