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Edgar Ross interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2710309
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Ross, Edgar, 1904-2001, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from the Labor Council of New South Wales required for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1988 Jun 
15 sound tape reels (ca. 469 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, mono ; 5 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Ross, former member of the Labor Council of New South Wales and the Communist Party of Australia, speaks about his childhood; his father Bob; his brother Lloyd; Victorian Socialist Party; his schooling; joining the Miners' Federation and Labor Party in 1929; socialisation objective; formation of the ACTU; working as a journalist at the Barrier Daily Truth in Broken Hill; life in Broken Hill in 1920s and 1930s; the struggle with Lang for control of the Labor Daily; producing Common Cause; changes in mining industry; 1949 coal miners' strike; his 30 years on Executive of the Labor Council of New South Wales; his membership of the Australian Journalists Association; serving as a delegate to ACTU Congress; illegal period of the Communist Party; his association with the State Labor Party; his activities during World War II; formation of the Socialist Party of Australia; current developments in the Soviet Union; future of socialism in Australia; his wife and family; the Left Book Club; his visits to China and the Soviet Union; his opposition to conscription; and The Movement.

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.

Recorded on 7 and 8 June 1988.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 131 leaves) available. 
Subjects Ross, Edgar, 1904-2001 -- Interviews.  |  Australasian Coal and Shale Employees' Federation -- History.  |  Communist Party of Australia -- History.  |  Labor Council of New South Wales -- History.  |  Communists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Socialists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales  |  National Library of Australia

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