Dyke Books

How did Dyke Books come about? Jean Taylor had written a book and couldn’t get it published so it was decided to set up a not-for-profit community-based feminist publishing house to publish books by, for and about lesbians, based on Jean’s previous experience with self-publishing. In 1984, after publishing four of her own books, 1976 […]

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World War 1 : Nurse Blodwyn Elizabeth WILLIAMS

Sister Blodwyn Elizabeth Williams Address : Brunswick Next of Kin : Father, Tudor Williams, Dowling Street, Ballarat (mother Mrs Elizabeth Williams, nee Jones) Blodwyn Wlliams’ background was almost entirely from Ballarat, although her place of residence when she embarked with Reinforcements for the 2 Australian General Hospital on HMAT Orsava, 17 July, 1915 was shown […]

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Unemployed Workers Movement

Lock Out the Landlords : Proletarian Hall and Unemployed Organising in Brunswick

By Iain McIntyre. The Communist Party affiliated Proletarian Hall operated in Lydia Street during the 1930s providing a soup kitchen as well as a base for unemployed organizing. A number of unemployed organizations sprang up around the country in the early period of the Depression. With governments floundering in response to mass poverty many were […]

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