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The Diplomatic Battles of Billy Hughes

The Diplomatic Battles of Billy Hughes

Spartalis, Peter

Sydney & Auckland; Hale & Iremonger; 1983
ISBN: 0868060852 9780868060859

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). These book were purchased new and have been in storage for decades. However there is minor tanning along the edges of the book. Several copies are available. 307 pages. Inventory #151693

Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation

Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation

Burgmann, Meredith; Burgmann, Verity

Sydney; University of New South Wales Press; 1998
ISBN: 0868407607 9780868407609

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size F: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). The cover has light wear. The edges of the book and inside covers are somewhat foxed. 352 pages. Inventory #151660

Stories of the Waterfront: Sympathetic Without Sentimentality, short, Direct and Filled with Energy

Stories of the Waterfront: Sympathetic Without Sentimentality, short, Direct and Filled with Energy

Morrison, John

Australia; Penguin Putnam; 1985
ISBN: 0140070877 9780140070873

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size D: 7"-8" Tall (177-203mm). 197 pages. The book is a bit worn, creased and scuffed. The book has various pencil marks and pencil underlining, as well as some red pen on the last page. Inventory #151519

Pattern of Deceit: The N.C.C. And the Labor Movement

Pattern of Deceit: The N.C.C. And the Labor Movement

Committee To Defend the Victorian A.L.P.

n.p.; Committe To Defend the Victorian A.L.P.; no date

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (204-227mm). The book is a little worn, scuffed and foxed, with a black texta line on the front. The spine is loose in between page 4 and 5 due to the glue cracking. 126 pages. Inventory #151512

The Australian Labor Movement, 1850-1907, Historical Documents: Extracts From Contemporary Documents

The Australian Labor Movement, 1850-1907, Historical Documents: Extracts From Contemporary Documents

Ebbels, Robert Noel (selected by); Churchward, Lloyd (editor)

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia; Hale & Iremonger; 1983

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). Edited, with an introduction by Lloyd Churchward; and forewords by Manning Clark and Russel Ward. This collection makes available to the general reader, and to the student, documents essential to an understanding of the ideas and conditions that moulded the Australian labor movement from 1850 until 1907. These books were purchased new and have been in storage for decades. Several copies are available. 255 pages. Inventory #151509

Essays in the Political Economy of Australian Capitalism Volume Three

Essays in the Political Economy of Australian Capitalism Volume Three

Wheelwright, E.L.(ed); Buckley, Ken(ed)

Sydney & Auckland; Anz Book Co.; 1978

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). 210 Pages. The cover has minor shelf wear and light creasing in the corners. The edge of the book and pages are somewhat tanned with age. There is a name writen in pen on the first page. Inventory #151468

Shadow of the Hill

Shadow of the Hill

Heath, Colleen and Bulbeck, Chilla

Fremantle, W.A., Australia; Fremantle Arts Center Press; 1985
ISBN: 0909144974 9780909144975

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). The dust jacket has light wear. 114 pages. Inventory #151467

Straight Left

Straight Left

Uren, Tom

Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia; Vintage; 1995
ISBN: 0091829984 9780091829988

Book Condition: Good. Paperback. Size D: 7"-8" Tall (177-203mm). 508 pages. The cover is a bit worn, creased and has a 2cm tear on the tail of the spine. The page edges are tanned and foxed. Inventory #151464

In Union Is Strength: A History of Trade Unions in Australia 1788-1974

In Union Is Strength: A History of Trade Unions in Australia 1788-1974

Turner, Ian

Melbourne, Australia; Thomas Nelson (Australia) Ltd; 1976
ISBN: 0170050963 9780170050968

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). These books were purchased new and have been in storage for decades. However, the cover has minor shelf wear and the edges of the book have a minor tan. Several copies are available. In Union is Strength fills a vacuum. It is a brief, general, history of the Australian working class and trade-union movement from convict times to the time of writing. It describes the successes and failures of trade-unions - in prosperous years, through the disruptive turmoil of war and in depression, tracing the changing character of union membership. It also provides a description of what a trade-union is, how it works and the problems it faces. 151 pages. Inventory #151391

Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923-1958

Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923-1958

Hewett, Dorothy

Australia and New Zealand; McPhee Gribble Penguin; 1990
ISBN: 086914197X 9780869141977

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). The author traces the personal and political metamorphoses of her first thirty-five years. A woman who challenged sexual and political conventions. Hewett was one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. In combining the passions of her life with her power as a writer she created, in this book, a classic of people, place and political history. After university, several failed love affairs and a major poetry prize, Dorothy Hewett joined the Australian Communist Party in 1945. Four years later she left her first husband and moved to Redfern, Sydney, with her lover, a boilermaker. Of Redfern, she wrote "the air is breathless with soot and smog and the knock-off whistle from the brewery, the print factory and the glassworks punctuate the day". Hers was a life of extremes: the pleasures and purgatories of a woman who tackled everything placed in her path with a searing honesty, energy and intellect. These books were purchased new and have been in storage for decades. Several copies are avaliable. 278 pages. Inventory #151390

Driving Force: The History of the Transport Workers' Union of Australia 1883-1992

Driving Force: The History of the Transport Workers' Union of Australia 1883-1992

Bowden, Bradley

Sydney; Allen & Unwin; 1993
ISBN: 1863733817 9781863733816

Book Condition: Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). The book has the usual library items. The cover has light wear and the spine is lightly creased. The edges of the book have minor foxing. 248 pages. Ex Library Inventory #151377

The Whitlam Government, 1972-1975

The Whitlam Government, 1972-1975

Whitlam, E Gough

Melbourne & Campbelltown; Penguin Books; 1985
ISBN: 0140084614 9780140084610

Book Condition: Very Good. Hard Cover. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). There is a little wear to the cover and some slight foxing on the page edges. The front cover has a few price stickers. Inventory #151273

Australia and Immigration: Able to Grow

Australia and Immigration: Able to Grow

Easson, Michael; Lloyd Ross Forum

Leichhardt, NSW, Australia; Pluto Press; 1990
ISBN: 0949138517 9780949138514

Book Condition: Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). 200 pages. The book is a bit worn, and creased on the front cover and page corners. The book has various library markings. Ex Library Inventory #151163

Delivering the Goods: A History of the NSW Transport Workers Union, 1888-1986

Delivering the Goods: A History of the NSW Transport Workers Union, 1888-1986

Bray, Mark; Rimmer, Malcolm

Sydney & Auckland; Allen & Unwin; 1987
ISBN: 0043000932 9780043000939

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). 297 pages. The cover is a little worn with a few small creases. The edges of the pages are tanned. Inventory #151162

Reminiscences of a Rebel

Reminiscences of a Rebel

Moran, Stan

Sydney & Auckland; Alternative Publishing Cooperative; 1979
ISBN: 0909188211 9780909188214

Book Condition: Good. Paper Back. Size D: 7"-8" Tall (177-203mm). Autobiography of a Wharfies leader. The cover is a little worn along the edges, the spine, and the back is creased. 74 pages. Inventory #151161

Laurie Short: A Political Life

Laurie Short: A Political Life

Short, Susannah

St Leonards; Lloyd Ross Forum / Allen & Unwin; 1992
ISBN: 1863731881 9781863731881

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). 299 pages. By any standards, Laurie Short has been a figure of immense significance in the Australian Labor Movement. Even those who may have opposed him most strongly on particular issues or philosophical positions could never question his courage or tenacity. His is a story worth telling and worth reading. These books were purchased new, several copies are available. Inventory #151159

We Built This Country: Builders' Labourers and Their Unions 1787 to the Future

We Built This Country: Builders' Labourers and Their Unions 1787 to the Future

McQueen, Humphrey

Port Adelaide, SA, Australia; Ginniderra Press; 2011
ISBN: 1740276973 9781740276979

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (204-227mm). 362 pages. This is a broad-brush look at builders' labourers and their unions since the convict era. "It'll have to be an unofficial history because no two officials would agree about anything," said the late John Cummins, Victorian BLF secretary. Inventory #150893

Adela Pankhurst: The Wayward Suffragette 1885-1961

Adela Pankhurst: The Wayward Suffragette 1885-1961

Coleman, Verna

Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Melbourne University Press; 1996
ISBN: 0522847285 9780522847284

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). Having been banished from Britain by her mother Emmeline Pankhurst, she arrived in Melbourne in 1914, Adela was quickly involved in the women's movement and the anti-war and anti-conscription movements. Wayward and passionate, Adela Pankhurst zigzagged from cause to cause. She was a founding member of the Communist Party of Australia, and married Tom Walsh who became secretary of the NSW branch of the Seamans union. They subsequently became fervent supporters of Mussolini and became involved with the extreme right wing Australia First movement. During her fast paced life she managed to offend socialists, communists, trade unionists, patriots, pacifists, feminists, nationalists, imperialists and conservatives. Inventory #150888

Unions at the Workplace: Shop Steward Leadership and Ideology

Unions at the Workplace: Shop Steward Leadership and Ideology

Benson, John

Melbourne, Australia; Oxford University Press; 1991
ISBN: 0195531892 9780195531893

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). These books were purchased new and have been in storage for decades. However there is minor shelf wear on the cover. Several copies are available. 207 pages. Inventory #150882

The People's Party

The People's Party

Bongiorno, Frank

Melbourne; Melbourne University Press; 1996
ISBN: 0522847382 9780522847383

Book Condition: Very Good. Paper Back. Size E: 7"-8" Tall (177-203mm). There is minor wear to the cover. Early development of the Victorian ALP. The Victorian Labor Party came into being in the midst of the great strikes of the early 1890s, and in the shadow of a crippling economic depression that was to send trade unionism into retreat throughout Australia. This was the background against which the new party faced the task of establishing itself as an independent force in a colony where working-class electors had customarily looked to the middle class for political leadership. The book is a little worn and foxed. 268 pages. Inventory #150871

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