John Ellis

By Peter Love Our long-time comrade and radical activist John Ellis has died at home with Dianne by his side. It’s said that you’re not dead ‘til you’re forgotten. If so, it’ll take a long time for John to go. We remember his memoirs of a busy life as a PKIU workplace activist in Flinders... Continue Reading →

Gwen Goedecke

Gwen Goedecke, life-long activist, and member of the Melbourne Branch of the Labour History Society has died. A service to celebrate Gwen’s life will be held this Saturday at 11.00am at the Unitarian Church in Grey Street, East Melbourne. In 2009, the state government inducted Gwen into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women for her outstanding... Continue Reading →

Honouring John Ellis

By Peter Love On Sunday 3 April the Campaign for International Co-operation and Disarmament (CICD) arranged a special occasion where it paid tribute to the work of John Ellis as campaign activist and photographer in the cause of peace. CICD expressed that special regard by conferring Life Membership on him. When guests entered the Unitarian... Continue Reading →

CICD Celebration for John Ellis

For decades, John Ellis has campaigned for peace, nuclear disarmament, and social justice. During this time, John photographed much of the activity of the left in Melbourne. His collection––held by the University of Melbourne Archives––is a remarkable resource, and the largest individual collection of photographs of the left in Australia. This year, the Campaign for International... Continue Reading →

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