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Home Front WW2: Myths and Realties
The Queensland Journal of Labour History (2014)
  • Rowan Cahill, University of Wollongong
This is a revised version of the author's 2014 Brisbane Labour History Association Alex McDonald lecture. In this paper the author takes apart the right-wing accounts, particularly by Hal Colebatch ('Australia's Secret War, 2013), that demonise the Australian trade union leadership and the Communist Party of Australia for 'treasonous' industrial disputation during World War II.
  • women,
  • home front,
  • World War 2,
  • Australia,
  • trade unions,
  • Seamen's Union of Australia,
  • SUA,
  • Waterside Workers Federation,
  • WWF,
  • Hal Colebatch,
  • Rowan Cahill,
  • communism,
  • Alex McDonald
Publication Date
September, 2014
Citation Information
Rowan Cahill. "Home Front WW2: Myths and Realties" The Queensland Journal of Labour History Iss. 19 (2014)
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