Australia

Marie E.J. Pitt, 1869-1948

Marie Pitt

A short biography of Australian poet, feminist, ecologist and anarchist Marie EJ Pitt, written by PD Gardner.

Skint Part 1: Wages and Productivity

Long read on what is happening with wages in Australia and why arguments that say increasing productivity will make us richer are wrong.

Homegrown Communism - recollections of the Young Communist League in 1930s Brisbane - by Ron Brown

Ron Brown remembers his times with the Young Communist League in Brisbane during the 1930s.

Secret Handshakes and Health Care in Australia

A booklet published by The Grand United Order of Oddfellows telling the story of how health services spread around Australia through the 'lodge network' and enabled working people to insure themselves against sickness, death and unemployment.

Body Snatchers- The Theft of Radical's Body Parts.

Originally provided by the Question Mark Collective as part of an anthology on Australian Troublemakers, a few examples of the ruling bodies of Australia desecration and denigration of those who opposed them.

Australian Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War - statements by Michael Matteson and Geoff Mullen

An overview of anarchist involvement in the Australian anti-war movement by Takver.com followed by two articles in the form of statements by Michael Matteson and Geoff Mullen, who were both imprisoned for draft resistance.

Time for a memorial to commemorate the Indigenous Resistance in early Melbourne history

A collection of short articles about the Tasmanian Aborigines Tunnerminnerwait (Jack of Cape Grim) and Maulboyheenner (Peevay), two indigenous freedom fighters that were the first public executions in Melbourne on January 20, 1842.

Larry Petrie (1859-1901) - Australian Revolutionist?

A short biography of Larry Petrie. He participated in the formation of the most significant radical groups in Melbourne and Sydney in the period 1889 - 1893, and in a number of other not so radical, but also important, organisations of the time. He was a participant in the New Australia experiment and throughout a turbulent life seems to have retained the respect and affection of most who knew him. He wrote little about himself, and most information comes from recollections of people who associated politically with him.

Green bans people 1971-75

People involved in green bans

Historical information about many of the key individuals and groups involved in the "green bans" by Australian construction workers in the early 1970s.

List of green bans, 1971-1974

Green bans map

A list and map of green bans in New South Wales from 1971, compiled in June 1974. Green bans were refusals of construction workers to work on environment- and community-damaging building projects.