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Australia's First Fabians : Middle-Class Radicals, Labour Activists and the Early Labour Movement - Race Mathews

Australia's First Fabians

Middle-Class Radicals, Labour Activists and the Early Labour Movement

Paperback Published: 20th December 1993
ISBN: 9780521446785
Number Of Pages: 308

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Many of Australia's first Fabians are known as legislators, priests, jurists, men and women of letters, diplomats, feminists and educators, yet few are recognised as Fabians. Until this book, little attention has been given to Australian Fabian thinkers, activists and organisations, and their long-term influence on Australian political and intellectual life. This book recreates the lives of the first Fabians in Australia, their political ideas and strategies, and presents their visions for society in a lively and entertaining way. It also explores the similarities between the Fabian Society's development in Britain and Australia. The book will fill a long-standing gap in Australian intellectual history and the history of early socialist movements in Australia.

..".an outstanding history of early Fabianism in Australia as written by a former Victorian Parliamentarian wth the foreword by a former Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam." John Cooper, Theosophical History

Foreword
Abbreviations
The London connection and the Australian background
Charles Marson and the South Australian Fabian Society
Harry Champion and the Melbourne Fabian Society
Tom Mann and the Fabian-In-All-But-Name Social Questions Committee
Frederick Sinclaire and the Fabian Society of Victoria
Departures
Conclusion
Notes
Bibiography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521446785
ISBN-10: 0521446783
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 20th December 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46