Table of Contents

Introduction: A View from Below

A False Start (1891)

Glebe in the 1891 election

Ambiguous Labor candidates

Victory in Glebe

An Undisciplined Party (1892-1900)

A divided party

Single Tax in Glebe and Annandale

The split in Glebe

Regrouping after defeat

A Revival of Labor Branches (1901-10)

Local government opportunities

Revival in Glebe – the 1910 election

Victory in 1910

Class and socialism in Glebe

Achieving Autonomy (1910-20)

Another Glebe split

Recovering from the split

Creating a Local Political Machine (1921-34)

Labor leadership struggles in 1921-23

Winning control of Glebe Council

Branch control over aldermen

The Walsh Machine

Langites swamp Glebe

Power tends to corrupt

The Early Depression in Glebe (1929-34)

Timber strike of 1929

Confronting social problems

Graft and corruption

Competition from the left in Glebe

Unseating Keegan

Dr Foley of Glebe (1934-40)

The Foley machine

Confronting the inner group

The Harold Park affair

Other allegations of corruption

The Nolan Report

A Langite irritant to Labor

Adjusting to a New World (1940-48)

Reviving Glebe Labor

Competition from the left

Resisting communism

The last days of Glebe Council

Labor or Lang

Glebe Labor in the City of Sydney (1948-68)

A whiff of corruption

The DLP split in Glebe

Branch profiles after the split

End of involvement in the City Council

Battles for Control in Glebe and Leichhardt (1968-86)

Challenge from the Glebe Society

Attack from the left

The end of the Glebe North Branch

The politics of stacking

From Factions to Fractions (1984-2001)

Losing Leichhardt Council

Branch decline

Policy promotion

Other branch activity

The state of the local party

Names on the street

What Use are Branches?

A golden age of Glebe Labor?

Participation and representation

Endnotes/ Finding Out [primary sources] / Select Bibliography/ Index

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