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

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  • Date Published: January 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521446785

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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.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521446785
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The London connection and the Australian background
    2. Charles Marson and the South Australian Fabian Society
    3. Harry Champion and the Melbourne Fabian Society
    4. Tom Mann and the Fabian-In-All-But-Name Social Questions Committee
    5. Frederick Sinclaire and the Fabian Society of Victoria
    6. Departures
    7. Conclusion

  • Author

    Race Mathews, Monash University, Victoria

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