Tom Barker’s Poster – Fundraising Campaign

  The Brunswick Coburg Anti-Conscription Commemoration committee have launched a Pozible (crowd funding) campaign to get Tom Barker's Anti-Conscription/Anti-War poster reprinted and onto the streets. They need to raise $1340 to print around 200 large scale reproductions of the poster. You can donate to the cause via the campaign site. The committee is also busy organising lots... Continue Reading →

Don’t mention the war (at home)

By Hall Greenland   It is the season for centenary commemorations of the Great War. In the past months: the battles at Pozières, Mouquet Farm, Fromelles, and the Somme. The great and the good have been sorrowful and respectful of the fallen – as they should be. Lest we forget? No way. Just don’t mention... Continue Reading →

THANK YOU BILL: William Horace (Bill) Langlois

By Rowan Cahill*   William Horace (Bill) Langlois died in September 2015, aged 92. When I first met him, back in 1970, he was twenty-two years older than me, a time span that now, me writing at the age of 70, seems brief, but in the eyes and mind of the youth that was me... Continue Reading →

Student Revolt: La Trobe University 1967-73

In 1989, Barry York published his book, Student Revolt: La Trobe University 1967-73. Based on research undertaken for his MA, this participant history recalls the spirit of the student rebellions at Melbourne’s La Trobe University. Long out of print, the book is now available to download free of charge from Barry's website.

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 →

MULLEN’S CHOICES

By Rowan Cahill (University of Wollongong) In late November 2014, illness claimed the life of Geoff Mullen, long-time letter writer to the ‘Letters to the Editor’ page of the Sydney Morning Herald. For years the ‘Letters to the Editor’ section of newspapers had been his public forum, and the Herald published his ‘last hurrah’ the... Continue Reading →

A LONG SHADOW

By Rowan Cahill   I never knew my grandfather, the father of my mother. But he was a WWI veteran. Originally a baker by trade in Beechworth (Victoria), by the First World War he was a horse whisperer in the Tumut region of NSW. At the age of 50 in 1915, he went to war... Continue Reading →

Labour History Conference Registrations Now Open

Registrations are now open for the 2015 Labour History Conference: FIGHTING AGAINST WAR: PEACE ACTIVISM IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Registrations can be completed online by clicking here. We would appreciate it, where possible, if delegates opt for a direct deposit. Please ensure that your name is included as the reference when making your transfer. The conference will... Continue Reading →

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