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Nick Origlass interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1844935
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Origlass, N. (Nick), Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from the Labor Council of New South Wales required for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1988 
13 tape reels (ca. 390 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Origlass, former President of the Ironworkers Union, speaks about the political influences during his childhood in Queensland; early employment and union involvement; the Communist Party; Trotskyists and the Workers' Party of Australia; Queensland Trades and Labor Council; participatory democracy; Queensland Branch of the Builder's Labourers Union; his opposition to World War Two; waterfront strike in 1945; Laurie Short; Ironworkers Union; New South Wales Labor Council; 1949 coal strike; Whitlam Government; Builders' Labourers Federation; Leichhardt Council; arbitration system; relations between unions and Labor governments; socialism.

Notes

Part of a collection of interviews with former and present trade union leaders, produced as a joint project by the Labor Council of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

Working duplicate and cassette copies made.

Recorded from 21 September to 21 October 1988.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 169 leaves) 
Subjects Origlass, N. (Nick) -- Interviews.  |  Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia.  |  Workers' Party of Australia (Left Opposition)  |  Iron and steel workers -- Labor unions -- Australia.  |  Labor leaders -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales  |  National Library of Australia

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