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A maverick among Marxists, 1973 [manuscript]
Bib ID 295339
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Brislan, Tom, 1906-1973
 
Description 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm. 
Summary

Autobiographical accounts of phases of his life are mixed with reflections on issues at the time of writing. Topics include Catholic education, the Irish problem, the world wars, conscription, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Liberal governmenmt of 1972, the Great Depression, industrial disputes (Queensland shearers c. 1930 and Balmain ironworkers c. 1945), the Australian union movement, the arbitration system, and the Communist Party.

Biography/History

Tom Brislan attended Catholic schools and was involved in a wide range of occupations and unions, both urban and rural, in Queensland and New South Wales. In the 1940s he was prominent in the Australian Communist Party, from which he withdrew after being dropped from the Central Committee in 1951.

Notes

Positive microfilm also available.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D251.

Subjects Brislan, Tom, 1906-1973 -- Biography.  |  Communist Party of Australia.  |  Communists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Labor unions -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

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