John Curtin – Socialism, South by Southwest

By Peter Beilharz John Curtin’s reputation rests on the years of his Prime Ministership. The Marxism and radicalism of his youth are less well recognised. These reflections, originally delivered as a public lecture to Curtin University on the occasion of its fiftieth year in 2017, set out to remind those connected with the University of this... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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