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Title: Origins of the Present Crisis?: Fabianism, Intellectuals and the Making of the Whitlam Government
Contributor(s): Bongiorno, Francis Robert (author)
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: In the television mini-series Waterfront (1983), set during the1928 strike, two wharfies arrive at a lively party. They encountera young man wearing a pale blue jersey and bow tie. He iscarrying a plate of sandwiches:...We can be fairly certain that this episode is a figment of thescript-writer's imagination, for there was no Fabian Society atMelbourne University in 1928. The message, however, could not be clearer. The labour movement belongs to manly tradeunionists who are after a 'decent feed'. Nerdy middle-class eggheadsspout irrelevant socialist jargon and have no place inlabour's struggle against injustice.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: It's Time Again: Whitlam and Modern Labour, p. 311-338
Publisher: Circa, Melbourne Publishing Group
Place of Publication: Melbourne
ISBN: 9780958093842
Field of Research (FOR): 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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