Labour History No. 123 – November 2022

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Who Are the True Believers? The Manning Clark Labor History Memorial Lecture, 1994
Stuart Macintyre

Sickness and Slavery: Reflecting upon Aboriginal Domestic Workers and Disease in Australian History: Keynote Address to ASSLH 17th Biennial Conference, 2022
Victoria Haskins

Pictorial: An Editorial History


An Editorial View
Diane Kirkby

Movement, Academy, Struggle: The Transformations of Labour History, Past, Present, and Future
Sean Scalmer

Labour, History and Labour History: Writing from a Business School
Bradon Ellem

Oral History and Intersectional Approaches to Labour History in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Personal Perspective
Cybèle Locke

Deindustrialisation and the Origins of the Care Economy: Reworking Class Analysis with a US Case Study
Gabriel Winant

New Histories and the Return of Crisis: Labour History at 60
Frank Bongiorno

The Legacies of British Slavery in Australia’s Labour History
Jane Lydon


“Temper Discipline with Kindness”: Female Officers at the Old Melbourne Gaol and City Watch House, 1845–1935
Hannah Viney

The Proletarian and the Political Challenge of Communism on the Australian Left
Duncan Hart

“Don’t Be Too Polite Girls”: Gender Hierarchies and Women’s Leadership in the Meatworkers’ Union in the 1970s
Freya Willis


Remembering Moss Cass, 1927–2022: Whitlam Minister and Champion of Progressive Causes
Anthony O’Donnell

Raymond Arthur Markey (1949–2022)
Bradon Ellem


Fighting for Life: Class, Community and Care in Labour History: The 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
Alexis Vassiley

Labour History Prizes


Isobelle Barrett Meyering, Feminism and the Making of a Child Rights Revolution 1969–1979 (Virginia Haussegger)

Tom Bramble and Mick Armstrong, The Fight for Workers’ Power: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the 20th Century (Alexis Vassiley)

Pamela Burton with Meredith Edwards, Persons of Interest: An Intimate Account of Cecily and John Burton (Phillip Deery)

Rowan Cahill and Terry Irving, The Barber Who Read History: Essays in Radical History (Charlie Fox)

Ruth Cohen, Margaret Llewelyn Davies: With Women for a New World (Judith Smart)

Phillip Deery, Spies and Sparrows: ASIO and the Cold War (Alison Broinowski)

Leon Fink, Undoing the Liberal World Order: Progressive Ideals and Political Realities since World War II (Braham Dabscheck)

Peter Charles Gibson, Made in Chinatown: Chinese Australian Furniture Factories, 1880–1930 (Andrew Markus)

Keith Harvey, Memoirs of a Cold War Warrior (Lindsay Tanner)

Nathan Hobby, The Red Witch: A Biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard (Cathy Perkins)

Julietta Hua and Kasturi Ray, Spent Behind the Wheel: Drivers’ Labor in the Uber Economy (Tom Barratt)

Sylvia Martin, Passionate Friends: Mary Fullerton, Mabel Singleton and Miles Franklin (Bri McKenzie)

Doug Munro, History Wars: The Peter Ryan-Manning Clark Controversy (Nicholas Brown)

Bobbie Oliver, Hell No! We Won’t Go! Resistance to Conscription in Post War Australia (Noah Riseman)

Zach Sell, Trouble of the World: Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital (Jane Lydon)


Digital Collage of Elements from Past Issues of Labour History
Assembled by Bailey Sharp, a Workers Art Collective member living in Naarm