Labour History No. 116 – May 2019

Edited by Diane Kirkby

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British Steamship Workers c. 1875–1945: Precarious before Precarity
Jonathan Hyslop

“Violent and Not Quite Modern?”:  Lascars and Everyday Resistance Across the Sail-Steam Divide
Naina Manjrekar

“Communists They May Have Been”: Australian Maritime Unionists and the National Shipping Line, c. 1950–90
Dmytro Ostapenko

Queensland Workers in 1928 Waterside Strike
Phoebe Kelloway

Forging an Australian Working-Class Identity through Myth, Story-Telling and Maritime Mateship: Becoming Harry Bridges
Dolores E. Janiewski

Australian Transnational Union Solidarity through Union-Building in Timor-Leste
Daniel Hannington-Pinto


“An Unpopular Cause”: The Union of Australian Women’s Support for Aboriginal Rights
Lisa Milner

“People Power”: Social Planners and Conflicting Memories of the Australian Assistance Plan
Carolyn Collins and Melanie Oppenheimer

“Never Again”: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Melbourne in the 1990s
Vashti Kenway


Greg Patmore and Shelton Stromquist, eds, Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia (Sean Scalmer)

Jon Piccini, Evan Smith and Matthew Worley, eds, The Far Left in Australia since 1945 (Tim Rowse)

Gianfranco Cresciani, No Country for Revolutionaries: Italian Communists in Sydney 1971–1991: Their Activities, Policies and Liaison with the Italian and Australian Communist Parties (Simone Battiston)

David Sornig, Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp (Janet McCalman)

Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson, Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet (Diane van den Broek)

Evan Smith, British Communism and the Politics of Race (Daniel Edmonds)

Karl Heinz Roth, ed., On the Road to Global Labour History: A Festschrift for Marcel van der Linden (Julia Martinez)

Geraldine Moore, George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria (Frank Bongiorno)

Keith Gilyard, Louise Thompson Patterson: A Life of Struggle for Justice (David Palmer)


Wal Stubbings and Lesley Synge, Wharfie (Stuart Macintyre)

Mark Derby, Ragnar Redbeard: the Antipodean origins of radical fabulist Arthur Desmond (Kerry Taylor)