Labour History No. 118 – May 2020

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The Precarious Working Life of Muriel Heagney, Labour Activist
Jackie Dickenson and Rosemary Francis

The Novelist as Labour Force Manager: Nevil Shute
Malcolm Abbott and Jill Bamforth

Cultivating the “Proletarian Outlook”: Towards a History of the Left in Central Australia, 1920–75
Jason Gibson

How to Solve a Crisis? The 1977 Metal Unions Seminar on the Role of the Industries Assistance Commission
Brett Heino

Australian Union Transformation and the Challenge for Labour Historians
Bradley Bowden


Assessing the Accord and Labor’s Role in Neoliberalism
Sarah Gregson, Frank Bongiorno, Ian Hampson, Lee Rhiannon, Tim Lyons and Elizabeth Humphrys


An Archivist’s Experience of Processing the Bernie Taft Collection at the University of Melbourne Archives
Jane Beattie

Tribune on Trove: A New Digital Resource
David McKnight


Activism, Struggle and Labour History: The 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
Phoebe Kelloway


Marilyn Lake, Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform (Robyn Muncy)

Stefano Bellucci and Andreas Eckert, eds, General Labour History of Africa: Workers, Employers and Governments, 20th–21st Centuries (Peter Limb)

Julie Suares, JB Chifley: An Ardent Internationalist (James Curran)

Angela Woollacott, Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia (Carol Johnson)

Mary McEvoy, Rehearsing Revolutions: The Labor Drama Experiment and Radical Activism in the Early Twentieth Century (Lisa Milner)

John Callow, Our Mary: The Life of Mary Turner, 1938–2017 (Sandra Stanley Holton)

Neil Redfern, Social-Imperialism in Britain: The Lancashire Working Class and Two World Wars (Daniel Edmonds)

Philip Morgan, Hitler’s Collaborators: Choosing Between Bad and Worse in Nazi-Occupied Western Europe (Andrew Moore)

Raymond Caballero, McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks (Braham Dabscheck)

Brian Toohey, Secret: The Making of Australia’s Security State (David Lee)

Jared Davidson, Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand, 1914–1920 (David Littlewood)

Sarah Gaitanos, Shirley Smith: An Examined Life (Kerry Taylor)

Iola Mathews, Winning for Women: A Personal Story (Judith Smart)

Geoff Robinson, Being Left-Wing in Australia: Identity, Culture and Politics after Socialism (Frank Bongiorno)

Paddy Manning, Inside the Greens: The Origins and Future of the Party, the People and the Politics (James C. Murphy)

Andy Heintz, ed., Dissidents of the International Left (Rowan Cahill)

Tobias Higbie, Labor’s Mind: A History of Working-Class Intellectual Life (Braham Dabscheck)

Bobbie Oliver, A Natural Battleground: The Fight to Establish a Rail Heritage Centre at Western Australia’s Midland Railway Workshops (Chris McConville)

James Tyner, Dead Labor: Toward a Political Economy of Premature Death (Christopher Sheil)