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Australia's own cold war : the waterfront under Menzies

Author: Tom Sheridan
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2006.
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Tom Sheridan's authoritative account of the complex interplay between government, shipowners, management and waterside workers is a compelling tour de force of labour history. By focusing on the personalities, strategies and values of the players on all he challenges our understanding of the era and the issues.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Sheridan
ISBN: 9780522853858 0522853854
OCLC Number: 122310805
Description: xiv, 391 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: the Industry and the Parties --
Part II: 1950-1956: The Parties Adjust --
Part III: 1957-1967: Labour Demand, Workforce Discipline and Technical Change.
Responsibility: Tom Sheridan.

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From the national maritime strike of 1890 to the violent dockside clashes of 1998, the waterfront has loomed large as a key battle site in Australian industrial relations. The author goes beyond the  Read more...

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