August 2011 Newsletter

August 2011 Newsletter

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Labour History Project Newsletter 52- August 2011

Contents

FROM THE SHOP FLOOR
Introduction from guest editor Alison McCulloch ………………………………….. 2
Mark Derby’s Chair’s Report ……………………………………………………………….. 3

FORTHCOMING EVENTS ……………………………………………………………………… 4

FEATURE ARTICLES
Body Politics: Abortion Rights and the Working Women’s Charter ………….. 5
“All Vapour and No Progress”? Labour and the NZ Press in 1890 …………………………..9
The Men of Lion Rock ………………………………………………………………………. 14
“For Spain and Humanity” ………………………………………………………………….. 17
Lewis Glover and the Dreamy City Without Green Spaces………………………. 20
Ben Chifley: The Treasurer on a Great Treasurer …………………………………… 23
Greymouth vs. Ron Brierley: The Demise of the Clothing Industry …………. 26
Convention Warfare: The ILO and the Employment Contracts Act ………….. 30

UNION FAMILY
John Dowgray – A Life to a Cause

REVIEWS
Made in Dagenham …………………………………………………………………………….. 38

1951 ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 41 Clandestine! Illegal Leaflets, 1951 …………………………………………………………. 41

Commo Bill: ‘People’s Poet’: Biography of William Daniel O’Reilly ………………41
Inside Stories: A History of the New Zealand Housewife 1890-1975 …………….. 43
Remains to be Seen: Tracing Joe Hill’s Ashes in New Zealand …………………….. 44

RECENT RESEARCH …………………………………………………………………………. 46