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Illawarra Unity

Journal of the Illawarra Branch of

the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

Introduction

Illawarra Unity is the journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. Its focus is on the history of the labour movement in the Illawarra district of New South Wales, Australia, though it also addresses broader issues at the national and international level. The journal was compiled under the general editorship of Professor Ray Markey, Department of Economics, University of Wollongong, during the period 1996-2004. Eleven volumes were issued. The editorial collective during 2005 included Dr. Anthony Ashbolt and Dr Damien Cahill, School of History and Politics, University of Wollongong, and Michael Organ. In 2006 it comprised Dr. Ashbolt, Jo Coghlan and Michael Organ. In 2007 Ms Coglan was replaced by Rowan Cahill. The following bibliographic listing includes links to all articles published in Illawarra Unity since 1996. Unity is archived in the University of Wollongong's Research Online database (ro.uow.edu.au).

Volume 8, Number 1, 2008-9

Editorial – Anthony Ashbolt

Community Unionism and Regional Australia: Organising in the 21st Century - Arthur Rorris

Union land is part of community land - Sharon Callaghan

Unions, government and social democracy - John Rainford

Communities and Unions: Class, Power and Civil Society in Regional Australia - Mike Donaldson

The American New Left and Community Unions - Anthony Ashbolt

Common Themes in Community Unionism in Industrialised Countries: Lessons from long term coalitions in Australia and Canada - Amanda Tattersall

The WOW factor: Wollongong’s unemployed and the dispossession of class and history - Nick Southall

"Workers - Beware!" [Play] - Betty Roland

Review - Michael Hogan (editor), Labor Pains; Early Conference and Executive Reports of the Labor Party of NSW - Jim Hagan

Review - Pete Thomas, and Greg Mallory (editor), The Coalminers of Queensland: A Narrative History of the Queensland Colliery Employees Union, Volume 2: The Pete Thomas Essays - Rowan Cahill

Review - Robert Reich, Supercapitalism - Jim Hagan

Review - Michael Tubbs, ASIO: The Enemy Within - Rowan Cahill

Review - Thomas Frank, The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule - Anthony Ashbolt

Volume 7, Number 1, 2007

Editorial – Anthony Ashbolt

‘To Revolutionise Australia’—The Surprising History of Early Working-Class Politics - Terry Irving

• On Winning the 40 Hour Week - Rowan Cahill

• The Wagon of Dreams - Reminiscences - Doreen. Borrow

• Bridges of Goodwill - Reminiscences - Tom Uren

• Education and Social Justice: The Absent Kevin Rudd - Anthony Ashbolt

• Mandatory Detention in Australia - Sue Fleet

• The Dalfram Dispute Memorial Plaque - Mairi Petersen

• War on the Waterfront - a banned play - Betty Roland

• Review: Unchartered Waters - Social Responsibility in the Australian Trade Unions - Rowan Cahill

• Review: The Southern Tree of Liberty - the Democratic Movement in New South Wales before 1856 - Jim Hagan

• Review: People and Politics in Regional New South Wales - Rowan Cahill

Volume 6, Number 2, 2006

Irene Arrowsmith Memorial Edition

•  Irene Arrowsmith 1931 - 2006 – Doreen Borrow and Frances Laneyrie

•  Reminiscences of Irene Arrowsmith - Irene Arrowsmith

•  Her Last Hurrah - Farewell to Irene Arrowsmith – Neville Arrowsmith

•  WorkChoices and Workplace Bullying: More Disadvantages for Women Workers Under the New Legislation – D.J. Kelly

•  So what about blokes? Fathers, husbands, workers under WorkChoices – Mike Donaldson

•  Brickies: Working life at the Thirroul Brickworks 1972 - 1983 – M.K. Organ

•  Beyond Hollywood: Frank Gould, Lithographic Printer – M.K. Organ

•  Picturing a fairer world through local struggles for social justice – Sharon Callaghan

Volume 6, Number 1, 2006

•  Editorial– Anthony Ashbolt – 1-2

•  The Warilla High School Strike: a veritable class struggle – Anthony Ashbolt – 3-10

•  Remembering the Warilla Strike: an interview with Jim Bradley. Interviewer – Anthony Ashbolt – 11-19

•  Homeland Insecurity – Rowan Cahill– 20-23

•  The 1978 Military Occupation of Bowral – Damien Cahill and Rowan Cahill – 24-37

•  WOW: the Wollongong Out of Workers' Union – Nick Southall – 38-51

•  SIEV X and the Banality of Evil: an interview with Tony Kevin. Interviewer – Anthony Ashbolt – 52-67

Volume 5, Number 1, 2005

•  Editorial – Anthony Ashbolt – 1-2

•  Life Membership for Ray Markey – Val Dolan – 3-4

•  Step by Step: An interview with John McCutcheon – Anthony Ashbolt and Maurie Mulheron – 5-16

•  The Red Clydesiders: An interview with Alistair Hulett – Anthony Ashbolt – 17-29

•  When the Boat comes in: An interview with Bob Fox - Anthony Ashbolt – 30-39

•  Strike 1912: Looking for Australia's earliest workers' film - Michael Organ – 40-54

•  Tribute to Bill Whiley – Michael Organ – 55-58

Volume 4, Number 1, 2004

•  Editorial– Ray Markey – 1-2

•  A Disgrace to our Australian Civilisation: Mothers, Miners and the Commemoration of Mortality in New South Wales – Henry Lee – 3-28

•  A Century of the Philippine Labor Movement– Professor Jorge V. Sibal – 29-41

•  A Century of the Labor Movement in Australia– Ray Markey – 42-63

•  The Shooting of William (Billy) McLean– Dennis O'Keefe – 64-78

•  Reminiscences of the Kemira Sit-in– Steve Quinn – 79-84

•  The Kemira Stay-in of 1982– Barry Swan - 85-92

Volume 3, Number 1, 2003

Mount Kembla Mine Disaster Centenary special issue

•  Introduction – Frances Laneyrie – 1-2

•  Contextualising the Mount Kembla Mine Disaster – Ray Markey – 3-5

•  The Mount Kembla Mine Disaster – Kevin Baker – 6-8

•  The Transcendence of Disaster – Kevin Baker – 9-11

•  The Voices of Kembla – Conal Fitzpatrick – 12-22

•  History and Drama – Des Davis – 23-26

•  Songs from Windy Gully – Wendy Richardson – 27-33

•  A Reflection on the Mount Kembla Mine Disaster – Henry Lee – 34-46

•  Mount Kembla Mine Disaster Centenary Committee – Cate Stevenson – 47-8

Volume 2, Number 5, 2002

Wollongong Women's Information Centre special issue

•  Introduction – Frances Laneyrie – 1-5

•  Address to the Wollongong Women's Information Centre – Lenore Amore – 5-9

•  Wollongong Women's Information Centre: The Early Years – Irene Arrowsmith – 10-14

•  Setting up the Wollongong Women's Information Centre – Val Dolan – 15-21

•  Discussion at the Meeting …. – Irene Arrowsmith, Val Dolan and Frances Laneyrie – 22-27

•  Groups Mentioned – 28-30

•  Timeline: Quick Reference to Feminist Activities – 31-33

•  Information for Researchers – 34-5

•  References - 36

Volume 2, Number 4, 2001

•  Editorial – Ray Markey – 1-3

•  Noticeboard – Beverley Symons – 4-5

•  Picket Line Despatches – Rowan Cahill – 6-26

•  The Battle of Bulli 17 January 1887 – Michael Organ – 27-44

•  The Illawarra Trades and Labour Council in Depression, Recovery and War: 1926-1945 (Part 3) – Shirley Nixon – 45-60

Volume 2, Number 3, 2000

•  Editorial – Ray Markey – 1-3

•  My Ride on a Ozzie Icon – Doreen Borrow – 5-8

•  Back to the Future: A comparison of the Maritime Disputes of 1890 and 1998 – Jo Kowalczyk – 9-17

•  The Illawarra Trades and Labour Council in Depression, Recovery and War: 1926-1945 (Part 2) – Shirley Nixon – 18-35

Volume 2, Number 2, 2000

•  Editorial – Ray Markey – 1-3

•  Interview with Studs Terkel – David Ransom – 3-5

•  The Illawarra Trades and Labour Council in Depression, Recovery and War: 1926-1945 (Part 1) – Shirley Nixon – 6-18

•  A Short History of the Port Kembla Waterside Workers Branch from 1939 to the End of the War – Ted Roach – 19-33

•  Obituary: George Petersen (1921-2000) – 34-43

•  Constitution – 44-6

Volume 2, Number 1, 1999

Labour and Community Conference, Wollongong, 1-4 October 1999 – Special conference issue

•  Editorial – Ray Markey – 1-2

•  Labour and Community Conference Report – Ray Markey – 3-5

•  For the People? Australian Democracy in Crisis: A Layperson's Viewpoint – Pat O'Shane – 6-13

•  Blue Singlets and Broccoli: Culture in the Service of Union Struggle – Janis Bailey – 14-36

•  Work and Community: The Port Kembla Copper Smelter 1900-1920 – Glen Mitchell – 37-44

•  The Hunter Valley Eight-Hour Movement and its Connection with the First Newcastle Trades Hall Council 1869-1886 – Rod Noble – 45-55

•  Formation and Authority: The Wagga Wagga Eight-Hour Association and the Wagga Wagga and District Trades and Labor Council 1911-1990 – Warwick Eather – 56-86.

Young workers, South Bulli (Bellambi) Colliery 1909

Volume 1, Number 4, 1998

•  Editorial – Ray Markey – 1-4

•  In Praise of Protest: The Vietnam Movement – Ray Markey – 5-12

•  Women and Labour in the Unions – Cathy Bloch – 13-17

•  Women in leadership and support roles in the Labour Movement – Irene Arrowsmith – 18-22

•  May Day: What was it like back then? – Neville Arrowsmith (compiler) – 23-44

•  The Mother's International (circa 1949-50) – Song of the Co-operative Women's Guild – 45

•  Constitution – 46-8

Volume 1, Number 3, 1998

•  Editorial – Ray Markey – 1-3

•  Frontiers of Labour: 5th National Labour History Conference – Sally Quilter – 3-4

•  Benefit societies and Freemasons in labour history – Bob James - 5-21

•  Opening of South Bulli Mine and Bellambi Jetty 1887 – Neville Arrowsmith – 22-5

•  Miner's Song – Russell Vale Youth Theatre Group - 23

•  The Miner (Poem 1905) – E.A. Beeby – 24-5

•  Labour History and the role of the Co-operatives – Neville Arrowsmith – 26-8

Volume 1, Number 2, 1997

•  Editorial – Ray Markey – 1-2, 41

•  The contemporary relevance of labour history – Ray Markey - 3-15

•  Reminiscences of Trade Union Activity: Ted Roach – 16-29

•  Obituary: Ted Roach (1909-1997) – Gary Griffith - 30-34

•  Obituary: Ted Harvey (1915-1997) – Fred Moore – 34-36

•  Obituary: Rupert Lockwood (1909-1997) – Rowan Cahill - 36-38

•  Obituary: Arthur Osborne (1945-1997) – Dave Martin – 38-41

Volume 1, Number 1, 1996

•  Editorial – Ray Markey – 1-3

•  Introduction to the Dismissal – Ray Markey – 4-5

•  The dismissal of the Whitlam government: one politician's comments – George Petersen - 6-16

•  'Right turn!' - Paper presented by Ted Roach to the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History Conference (1993: Newcastle, NSW) – Rowan Cahill - 17-24

•  Menzies and Pig Iron for Japan – E.C. Roach – 25-34

•  Constitution – 35-7


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