Local Labor lecture series

On Wednesday 27 April, Ross McMullin will kick off the 2016 Local Labor lecture series with a talk on Chris Watson and his 1904 Labor Government. Ross McMullin is a leading Australian historian, whose books include The Light on the Hill (the ALP centenary history), and the award winning Pompey Elliott and Farewell, Dear People: biographies of Australia’s lost generation. The... Continue Reading →

Arthur’s last hurrah: Calwell, Whitlam and the Ky visit to Australia*

By Phillip Deery In the torrent of tributes for Gough Whitlam after his death in October 2014, it is easy to forget the rancour and bitterness surrounding his ascent to the leadership of the federal parliamentary Labor Party. He was elected leader at a caucus meeting in February 1967 after Arthur Calwell, having lost three federal... Continue Reading →

An Anti-Heroic Story: The History Of Political Labor In Victoria

21 May 2013 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM  Organised by the Royal History Society of Victoria Location: RHSV Headquarters, Medical Drill Hall, 239 A'Beckett St - Melbourne.   Speaker: Paul Strangio
 Time: 5.45 pm (Following the RHSV AGM) 
Cost: RHSV Members free, Non-Members $10. Compared to its fellow state ALP branches, the Victorian Labor Party has been... Continue Reading →

Lionel Bowen

The death of Lionel Bowen on 1st April, brought an end to a remarkable political career. Born in December 1922, he was the only child of a single mother. He left school at fourteen to help pay the bills, going on to attend night school and eventually becoming a lawyer. He went on to become... Continue Reading →

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