Category Archives: Labour history

2001 ASSLH conference – The ‘freeing’ of unfree labour: Aborigines in the Northern Territory cattle industry, 1948–1978

Rob Castle and Jim Hagan
University of Wollongong

The freeing of unfree labour has received less attention in the unfree labour debate than other issues such as the conditions under which unfree labour worked. This paper focuses on the phasing out of unfree labour in the Northern Territory cattle industry and comparing this process with the Assamese tea industry. Continue reading

2011 ASSLH Conference – ‘Understand the Past, Act on the Present, Shape the Future’

‘Understand the Past, Act on the Present, Shape the Future’
Transcript of Eric Fry’s Account of the History of the ASSLH

I will be talking about the formation of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History in 1961 and its early years to the mid-­1960s.  The formation of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History – Labour History Society for short – was a decisive occasion in Australian labour history, Continue reading

2011 ASSLH Conference – Entwined Associations: Labour History and Its People in Canberra

Entwined Associations: Labour History and Its People in
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Melanie Nolan

Canberra Region Branch, ASSLH 1961-­2011: an association of university, archives, society, unions and dictionary

This is a volume of some of the papers to be presented to the 12th biennial conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH), to be held in Canberra from 15 to 17 September 2011.2  Continue reading