MAURICE BLACKBURN ORATION: THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACT OF WAR

THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACT OF WAR 7 pm Thursday 2 August 2018 Coburg Town Hall 90 Bell Street Coburg Entertainment provided by Adela’s Choir  Light refreshments provided.  For further information visitmoreland.vic.gov.au or call Council on 9240 1111.   Presented by Judy Slatyer, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Red Cross Judy Slatyer leads Australian Red Cross to improve... Continue Reading →

Bernie Taft and 1968: Tanks in Prague, Turmoil in Australian Universities

  Friday 24 August 2018 Forum Theatre, Arts West, University of MelbourneIn August 1968, the Soviet Union sent troops into Czechoslovakia to end the liberalising regime of Alexander Dubcek; the incident and its aftermath became known as the Prague Spring. The events in the Soviet bloc were part of an international wave of uprisings and... Continue Reading →

Launch Invitation: ‘Against the Odds: The Victory over Conscription in World War I’

Against the Odds tells the story of how diverse groups and individuals collectively defeated conscription during World War I and left a lasting legacy for Australia.  It highlights the role of Brunswick – Coburg activists in the successful anti-conscription campaign.  The film complements events organized by of the Brunswick Coburg Anti-Conscription Commemoration Campaign (BCACCC) to... Continue Reading →

Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship

Applications are open for the Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship. The fellowship is to support students from universities outside of Brisbane who are undertaking an Honours, Masters or PhD program to access the primary collections held in The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library. Up to $2,500 is available to support accommodation and... Continue Reading →

Arthur Calwell Memorial Lecture

Luke Hilakari, Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, will be the special guest speaker at this year's Arthur Calwell Memorial Lecture. The event starts at 6:15pm, Wednesday 16 May 2018, in the auditorium of Kangan Institute’s Broadmeadows Campus (Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows VIC (Parking is available onsite)). The event is hosted by Maria Vamvakinou (Federal MP for... Continue Reading →

Save women’s stories

Cathy Brigden and Sarah Kaine have launched a campaign to help them raise funds for their Save women’s stories project. The project will record the oral histories of women in trade unions. They hope to interview 50 women from around Australia, and their stories will be made publicly available via their website.  To support the... Continue Reading →

The Red North: Book Launch

South of the border, Queensland may be better known for the reactionary Joh Bjelke-Petersen regime of the 1970s and 1980s, and more recently as the centre of Pauline Hanson’s racist One Nation Party. Yet in the 1930s and 1940s, the ‘Red North’ — the area north from Mackay to Cairns — developed as the single... Continue Reading →

Selling off Victoria’s heritage?

A call for the historic Pentridge D-Division to remain as the long-promised Pentridge Museum  By Michael Hamel-Green   The main developer, Future Estate, of the southern section of the Victorian heritage-listed Old Pentridge Gaol has recently put the historic bluestone D-Division up for sale. The sale was advertised by KillenThomas Melbourne on 2/2/18. This continues a... Continue Reading →

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW

By Rowan Cahill* A review of Michael Quinlan, The Origins of Worker Mobilisation: Australia 1788-1850 (Routledge: NY and Oxon, 2018).   In the tradition of E. P. Thompson, redolent of the work of Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker, Michael Quinlan’s The Origins of Worker Mobilisation: Australia 1788-1850 is magisterial and exhaustive. ‘Magisterial’ because it is... Continue Reading →

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