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A New Britannia

Mary Murnane
- 01 Jan 1971 - 
- Vol. 1, Iss: 29, pp 70-75
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A New Britannia as discussed by the authors is essentially a history of the Labor Movement, but with a difference: it is not Humphrey M cQueen's prim ary intention to argue the significance of the strikes of the 1890s; to date with accuracy L abor's intention to enter politics; or to dissect the m ore notorious strikes.
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ONE O F TH E ASSUM PTIONS pervading the study of Australian history is that the working class and their political correlate the Labor Party were the bearers of what is distinctively Australian. It is perhaps for this reason the history of the Labor Movement is a favorite field of study for A ustralian historians. A New Britannia is essentially a history of the Labor M ovement — but with a difference. It is not Hum phrey M cQueen’s prim ary intention to argue the significance of the strikes of the 1890’s; to date with accuracy L abor’s intention to enter politics; or to dissect the m ore notorious strikes of the twentieth century. M cQueen refers to these other peaks in the history of the L abor M ovement and sometimes records a deviant interpretation. But the central impulse of the book is to locate the Labor M ovement in the m aterialistic, acquisitive perspectives of A ustralian society as a whole.

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