1917 – Year of war and revolution

Seminar, 4 November 2017, Canberra, Australia


Seminar: 1917 – Year of war and revolution

Saturday 4 November 2017

Law Link Theatre
Fellows Rd
Australian National University

Presented by the Canberra Region Branch of the Labour History Society and the School of History, The Australian National University


Frank Bongiorno, ‘Welcome’
Humphrey McQueen, ‘1917: a revolution against Capital?’
Peter Ellett, ‘Two Takes on Taylorism – Sydney and Moscow’
Joan Beaumont, ‘Was the second conscription referendum winnable?’
Sarah Lethbridge, ‘1917 in the Noel Butlin Archives’ (tbc)

Please join us for coffee and a viewing of an exhibition on the 1917 Strike at the Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Menzies Library.

Colin Milner, ‘Robert Randolph Garran and the War Precautions Act’
Joseph Davis, ‘Coledale NSW: the Epicentre of Australian Anti-Capitalist Activism in 1917’
Sue Tracey, ‘The 1916 Forged Five Pound notes-criminal enterprise or IWW plot?’
John Lamb, ‘Shionomisaki Memorial to the Missing’
Karen Fox, ‘The Order of the British Empire—An Order for Britain’s Everybody’?

There will be a dinner afterwards at the Golden Drum Chinese restaurant, Shop 1/14 Childers St.

If you wish to attend, please email billthompson@tpg.com.au by Thursday 2 November. Entry to the Golden Drum is via University Avenue.

Please direct all enquiries to: frank.bongiorno@anu.edu.au For further info: http://labourhistorycanberra.org/