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Documents of the CPA between 1940 and 1950.

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Books

  • Women in our new world, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Lang, John. T, Communism in Australia: A Complete Exposure, W. Brown, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, 194?. Image PDF Details
  • Sendy, John, The Communist Party: History, Thoughts and Questions, CPA History Group, Melbourne, 1978. Image PDF Details
  • Sharkey, Lance, The trade unions; communist theory and practice of trade unionism, Australian Communist Party, Sydney, September 1942. Image PDF Details

Book Sections

  • 'Political Resolutions', in The Way Forward. Resolutions of the 15th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia, 1948. Image PDF Details
  • Gibson, R, 'Marxist study classes', in My years in the Communist Party, International Bookshop, Melbourne, 1966. PDF Details
  • Gibson, Ralph, 'Struggle against war and fascism', in My years in the Communist Party, International Bookshop, Melbourne, 1966. Image PDF Details
  • Gould, L.H. [Llewellyn Henry] and W.A. Wood, 'Trotskyism--"the left claw of the fascist pincer"', in How Russia smashed its fifth column, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, c1943. Image PDF Details

Cartoons

  • Counihan, Noel?, 'Meet my big brother', Guardian; offical organ Victorian State Committee Australian Communist Party (Melbourne), 20 February 1948. Image PDF Details
  • Dyson, Ambrose, 'Peace', Guardian, 2 December 1949. Image PDF Details
  • Dyson, Ambrose, '1939-1949', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 383, 4 March 1949. Image PDF Details
  • McClintock, Herbert, 'Welcome back Bob, I've certainly missed you', Tribune (Sydney), no. 487 (new series), 22 January 1949. Image PDF Details
  • McClintock, Herbert, 'Truth of socialist achievement', Tribune (Sydney), no. 513 (new series), 27 April 1949. Image PDF Details

Constitutions

  • Constitution of the Communist Party of Australia 1943, 1943. Image PDF Details

Journals

  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, March 1940. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Revew, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, May 1940. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, January 1940. Image PDF Details
  • Australian New Writing, no. 1, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, 1943, 4-80 pp. PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sdyney, April 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, January 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, March 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, May 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, June 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, July 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, August 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, September 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, October 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, December 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, February 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, April 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, December 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, October 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, August 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, September 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, November 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, February 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, June 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, May 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, July 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Communist Review, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, January 1947. Image PDF Details
  • L. L. Sharkey (ed.), Communist Review, no. 54, Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, February 1946. Image PDF Details
  • L. L. Sharkey (ed.), Communist Review, no. 53, Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, January 1946. Image PDF Details
  • L. L. Sharkey (ed.), Communist Review, no. 55, Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, March 1946. Details
  • Sharkey, Lance (ed.), Communist Review 1946-1947, no. 53-76, Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1946-1947. Image PDF Details

Journal Articles

  • Henry, J.C., 'All for the fighting fund (a report to the Central Committee meeting, 18-20, 1949)', Communist Review, April 1949. Image PDF Details
  • Hill, E.F., 'The Party as the inheritor of socialist trends in the Victorian Labor Movement', Communist Review, August 1945. Image PDF Details
  • Miles, J.B, 'Art for the people', Communist Review, August, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1948, pp. 260-1. Image PDF Details
  • Prichard, Katharine Susannah, 'Anti-Capitalist core of Australian literature', Communist Review, August, 1943, pp. 106-7. Transcript HTML Transcript PDF Details

Newsletters

  • Socialist Comment, Socialist Party of Australia (I) [This scan courtesy of the Socialist Party of Great Britain], Sydney, February ?. Image PDF Details

Newspaper Articles

  • 'Brisbane May Day celebrations great demonstration for unity', North Queensland Guardian, 7 May 1943. Image PDF Details
  • 'Unity Vital for Labour Victory in Federal Elections', North Queensland Guardian, vol. 1, no. 19, 14 May 1943. Image PDF Details
  • 'Big increase in communist vote', Guardian (Offical organ Victorian State Committee Communist Party of Australia) (Melbourne), 16 June 1943. Image PDF Details
  • 'Women's Employment Board rates demanded at mass meeting', North Queensland Guardian, 16 July 1943. Image PDF Details
  • 'Land armies must join air forces to smash Axis Powers in Europe', North Queensland Guardian, 11 June 1943. Image PDF Details
  • 'Legality won for the Communist Party', North Queensland Guardian, 8 January 1943. PDF Details
  • 'Labor unity spells victory; why Communist Party seeks ALP affiliation', Guardian; offical organ Victorian State Committee Australian Communist Party (Melbourne), no. 127, 4 February 1944. Image PDF Details
  • 'Why we seek unity with Labor Party', Guardian; offical organ Victorian State Committee Australian Communist Party (Melbourne), no. 1944, 28 January 1944. Image PDF Details
  • 'Communist-Labor affiliation; will guarantee promise of Teheran Pact', Guardian; offical organ Victorian State Committee Australian Communist Party (Melbourne), no. 133, 17 March 1944. Image PDF Details
  • 'First Communist MLA: Paterson wins Bowen', Tribune (Sydney), no. 47 (New series), 20 April 1944. Image PDF Details
  • 'Allies mass 2 million to link with Red Army', Tribune (Sydney), 8 March 1945. Image PDF Details
  • 'Attacks on Communists danger to all', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 288, 11 April 1947. Image PDF Details
  • 'KMT's downfall - New Chinese Gvt. this year', Tribune (Sydney), no. 487 (new series), 22 January 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Program for peace, plenty, independence of Australia: communist Senate manifesto', Guardian (Offical organ Victorian State Committee Communist Party of Australia) (Melbourne), 11 November 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Aboriginal strikers in WA seized at revolver point, put in chains', Tribune, 1949. Transcript HTML Transcript PDF Details
  • 'Housewives' Rally in Stirring Peace Call', Tribune, 8 June 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'World's leading intellectuals appeal to Australians: "Unite for Peace"', Guardian, 20 May 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Menzies' ban threat first step to fascism', Guardian, 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Party doesn't fear Royal Commission', Guardian (Melbourne), 13 May 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Party is ready to give full account of aims, activity', Guardian (Melbourne), 10 June 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Big crowd cheers Sharkey as opening of trial', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 387, 1 April 1949. Image PDF Details
  • ''Free Sharkey!' Call by Mass Meeting; Crimes Act Condemned', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 440, 21 October 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Fascist raids, jailings, unite workers for struggle', Guardian (Melbourne), 9 July 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Act now to save innocent Rosenberg couple from the electric chair in U.S.', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 629, 4 June 1953. Image PDF Details
  • Carey, Kit, 'Aborigines and democracy', Communist Review, February 1945. Transcript HTML Transcript PDF Details
  • Gould, L.H., 'Intellectuals and the party', Communist Review, October 1944. Image PDF Details
  • Wright, T, 'Fight for the Aborigines (Report to Central Committee meeting, 14-16 February, 1947)', Communist Review, April 1947. Transcript HTML Transcript PDF Details

Pamphlets

  • A great day for the Australian Labor Movement, 1942. Image PDF Details
  • New Theatre Review, New Theatre Club., Melbourne, May 1943, 2 pp. PDF Details
  • Stick together, Central Brisbane District Committee Communist Party, Brisbane, 1943. Image PDF Details
  • The present and the future demand more child care facilities, Women's Committee Australian Communist Party (Qld), Brisbane, February 1944. Image PDF Details
  • Reply to Maloney: the real facts about Russia, Australian Soviet House, 1946. Image PDF Details
  • What future?, Jobs, home, peace, H.B. Chandler, Coronation Print, Brisbane, 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Police thuggery in Brisbane, Central Rail Disputes Committee, Brisbane, 1948. Image PDF Details
  • Constitutional Aspects of the Royal Commission on the Communist Party, Australian Council for Civil Liberties, Melbourne, 1949. image PDF Details
  • In memory of Jim Healy, sn, 1961. Image PDF Details
  • Issued for the workers at the Brisbane Abattoir, Brisbane, c1946. Image PDF Details
  • Blake, J.D., The great coal strike of 1949, Newsletter Printery, Sydney, August 1949. Image PDF Details
  • Cambell, E. W., Historical background to the world labour movement, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, September, 1944. Image PDF Details
  • Dickie, Rev. A.M.; James, Rev. V.; Hartley, Rev. F.J., You can't ban peace! To the Victorian Executive of the ALP, Australian Peace Council, 1950. Image PDF Details
  • Fox, Len, Vote Yes: For Homes and Jobs!, Communist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of Mike Williss], Sydney, 1944, 10 pp. PDF Details
  • Gibson, Ralph, A Fair hearing for socialism / preface by the Bishop of Ballarat ; foreword by the Dean of Melbourne., s.n. [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1944?. Image PDF Details
  • Gibson, Ralph, War in Palestine, International Bookshop for Victorian State Committee, Australian Communist Party [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1948. Image PDF Details
  • Gould, L.H & Wood, W.A., How Russia smashed its fifth column, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, 1945. Image PDF Details
  • Henry, J. C., 25 years of the Australian Communist Party, Central Committee Australian Communist Party, Sydney, October 1945. Image PDF Details
  • Hill, E.F. (Ted), What is the Liberal Party?, 1945, 15 pp. PDF Details
  • Lovegrove, D, Communists and the War, Labor Call Print, 1942. Image PDF Details
  • Miles, J.B. (Jack), Work among women, How to organise series no. 6, Marx House, Sydney, 20 November 1943. Image PDF Details
  • Peel, Gerald, Two worlds in Europe: the old and the new, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, October 1949. Image PDF Details
  • Sharkey, L. L., A reply to Father Ryan, Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 194?. Image PDF Details
  • Sharkey, L. L., An outline history of the Australian Communist Party, Australian Communist Party, Sydney, 1944. Image PDF Details
  • Sharkey, L. L., For Australia: prosperous and independent: report by L. L. Sharkey to the 15th Congress of the Australian Communist Party May 1948, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, 1948. Image PDF Details
  • Sharkey, Lawrence, Australian Communist and Soviet Russia, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Watt, Alf, Rocket Range Threatens Australia, S.A. State Committee, Australian Communist Party [This scan courtesy Mike Williss], Adelaide, 1947, 16 pp. PDF Details

Reports

  • Central Committee Australian Communist Party, Report of the Work of the Central Committee from the 13th to 14th National Congress., Sydney, June 1945, 24 pp. PDF Details

Short Stories

  • Prichard, Katherine Susannah, 'Communists are always young', in N’Goola and other stories, 1959 edn, Australasian Book Society, Melbourne, pp. 125-9. Details

See also

  • The Realist Writers' Group and the Arts Council of Australia invite all teachers and students all lovers of Australian literature to leading Australian novelists Katharine Susannah Prichard and Flora Eldershaw, Melbourne. PDF Details
  • 'Foreword', Australian new writing, vol. 1, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, March 1943, pp. 4-6. PDF Details
  • 'Foreword', Australian new writing, vol. 2, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, March 1944. PDF Details
  • 'New Willis play at New Theatre', Guardian, The Guardian, Melbourne, August 15 1947. PDF Details
  • 'What's on', Guardian, The Guardian, Melbourne, 15 August 1947. PDF Details
  • 'Marx School Lecture', Guardian, The Guardian, Melbourne, 15 August 1947. PDF Details
  • 'Book review: 'Coast to coast'', Guardian, The Guardian, Melbourne, August 29 1947, p. 5. PDF Details
  • 'Another festival of Soviet films', Guardian, February 20, The Guardian, Melbourne, 1948, p. 1. Image PDF Details
  • 'Clifford Odets play for New Theatre', Guardian, February 27, The Guardian, Melbourne, 1948. Image PDF Details
  • 'Junior Eureka Youth League', Guardian, The Guardian, Melbourne, 6 December 1949, p. 1. PDF Details
  • 'Marx School library', Guardian, The Guardian, Melbourne, nd. PDF Details
  • Brown, Max, 'Summary of the "New Masses" controversy on "What shall we ask of writers?"', Communist Review, October, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1946, pp. 315-7. Transcript HTML Transcript PDF Details
  • Diamond, D, 'Art and the struggle', Communist Review, November, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1943, pp. 151-3. Image PDF Details
  • 'H.M', 'A further reply to John Reed's views', Communist Review, July, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1944, pp. 285-6. PDF Details
  • Mortimer, Paul, 'Artists and the class struggle', Communist Review, February, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1948, pp. 59-60. Image PDF Details
  • Moston, S, 'Marx House, the first anniversary of our communist unversity', Communist Review, March, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1944, pp. 222-3. Image PDF Details
  • O'Connor V.G, 'Art and Fascism', Australian new writing, vol. 2, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, March 1944, pp. 47-52. PDF Details
  • O'Connor, Vic, 'A criticism of Adelaide's "Angry Penguins"', Communist Review, August, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1944, pp. 302-3. Image PDF Details
  • Prichard, Katharine Susannah, 'Anti-Capitalist core of Australian literature', Communist Review, August, 1943, pp. 106-7. Transcript HTML Transcript PDF Details
  • Prichard, Katharine Susannah, 'Hoax renders service to literature', Communist Review, March, 1945, pp. 457-7. Image PDF Details
  • Reed, John, 'Take the people to art', Australian new writing, vol. 2, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, March 1944, pp. 43-6. PDF Details
  • Reed, John, 'Signs of an "infantile disorder" on the cultural front', Communist Review, July, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1944, pp. 284-5. Image PDF Details
  • Shaw, R. M, 'The artist in our society', Communist Review, August, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1948, pp. 258-9. Image PDF Details
  • Watson, Kathleen, 'Art and the individual', Communist Review, March, Central Committee Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 1944, p. 223. Image PDF Details