Critics’ Reviews

Students of the early Labor Party in New South Wales will welcome the convenience of this new book. Previously the Party’s early conference and executive reports were only available from the daily and labour press. They are sometimes difficult to find from these sources, which varied in the completeness of their coverage. This book brings all of the most complete reports together for the first time …

Michael Hogan’s introductions are extremely helpful, based on a detailed understanding of the early workings of the party. He distils the main themes of the conferences in the general introduction: control of the party, party rules, platform and policy, and internal democracy. …

This is a laudable publication. It has been handsomely produced with virtually no typographical errors. – Labor History

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