Labour History No. 125 – November 2023

Convict, Unfree and Coerced: Workers and the Expansion of Global Empires
Edited by Diane Kirkby and Vivien Miller

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Vivien Miller

Carceral Frontiers: Prison Labour and the Making of New Zealand’s Pacific
Jared Davidson

Forced Labour, Indenture and Convict Transportation: A Case Study of the Western Australian Pastoral Industry, 1830–50
Jeremy Martens

Paying Aboriginal Rural Workers: Racism, the Labour Market and Worker Agency
Christina Lawrence and Jennifer Jones

“At Work, in Hospital, or in Gaol”: Women in British Guiana’s Jails, 1838–1917
Estherine Adams

The Colonial Ambiguities of Military Labour on the Penal Frontier: The Newcastle Penal Station 1804–24
Tamsin O’Connor

British Colonialism and Prison Labour in Inter-War Palestine
Semih Gökatalay

The Fragility of Governmentality and Domination: The State, Carceral Labour and “(In)docile Resistance” in the Late Ottoman Empire
Kadir Yildirim and Yakup Akkuş


The Unreliable Witness: Clarence Dakin, ASIO, and Espionage
Phillip Deery


Peter John Love (1947–2023)
Andrew Moore


Joan Beaumont, Australia’s Great Depression (Joseph Christensen)

Diane Kirkby with Lee-Ann Monk and Dmytro Ostapenko, Maritime Men of the Asia-Pacific: True-Blue Internationals Navigating Labour Rights, 1906–2006 (Ann Curthoys)

Leigh Straw, The Petticoat Parade: Madam Monnier and the Roe Street Brothels (Raelene Frances)

Eve Vincent, Who Cares? Life on Welfare in Australia (Janet McCalman)

Frank Bongiorno, Dreamers and Schemers: A Political History of Australia (Greg Melleuish)

Michele Di Donato and Mathieu Fulla, eds, Leftist Internationalisms: A Transnational Political History (Kevin Morgan)

Mary Davis and John Foster, Unite History: Volume 1 (1880–1931): The Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) Representing a Mass Trade Union Movement;
Roger Seifert, Unite History: Volume 2 (1932–1945): The Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) “No Turning Back”: The Road to War and Welfare;
Marjorie Mayo, Unite History: Volume 3 (1945–1960): The Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU): Post-War Britain, the Welfare State and the Cold War;
John Foster, Unite History: Volume 4 (1960–1974): The Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU): Representing a Mass Trade Union Movement (Bobbie Oliver)

Lisa Milner, ed., The New Theatre: The People, Plays and Politics behind Australia’s Radical Theatre (Rob Reid)

Angela Wanhalla, Lyndall Ryan and Camille Nurka, eds, Aftermaths: Colonialism, Violence and Memory in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (Noah Riseman)

Ann McGrath, Laura Rademaker and Jakelin Troy, eds, Everywhen: Australia and the Language of Deep History (David Stephens)

Richard Broinowski, Australia Can Make Things: The Challenge of Manufacturing in Australia (Claire E. F. Wright)