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Jack McPhillips interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 681258
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
McPhillips, Jack, interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required from the Labor Council of New South Wales for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1985 Dec. 5 
5 sound tape reels (ca. 141 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, mono ; 5 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

McPhillips, trade union official and Communist, speaks about his family and early life; first job at Sydney City Council; entertainment in the 1920s; Colgate-Palmolive Peet Company; Australian Workers Union; joining the Labor Party; unemployment during the Depression; union organiser for Factory Department of AWU; AWU opposition groups; joining the Communist Party of Australia; Unemployed Workers Association; evictions; North Australian Workers' Union; Arbitration Agent for Federated Ironworkers; 1949 Coal Strike; Ernie Thornton; Laurie Short; imprisonment; Communism; formation of the Socialist Party of Australia.

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 in Sydney, New South Wales on 5 December 1985.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (typescript, 81 leaves) available. 
Subjects McPhillips, Jack -- Interviews.  |  Communist Party of Australia -- History.  |  Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia -- History.  |  Coal Strike, Australia, 1949.  |  Communists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Labor unions -- Iron and steel workers -- New South Wales.  |  Labor unions -- New South Wales -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1929-1939.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales  |  National Library of Australia

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