MIA: History: Australia

 

David Andrade

Victorian Labor College

The Victorian Labor College, founded by militant unionists and Marxists in 1912, played a central role in the founding of the CPA in 1920. After its Secretary Ted Tripp visited the Soviet Union in 1929, it operated outside the conrtol of the CPA and leant towards Trotskyism. The Victorian Labor College trained militants during the upsurge of the 1960s and continues to this day.

Victorian Labour College, by L.F. Wilson & B. Davies, 1917.
The Proletariat and Education: The Necessity for Labor Colleges, by W. P. Earsman, 1920.
Victorian Labor College Syllabus, 1925.
Victorian Labor College Syllabus, 1927.
Victorian Labor College Syllabus, 1933.
Victorian Labor College Syllabus, 1936.
Ten Reasons why you should join the College, 1937.
Victorian Labor College Syllabus, 1946.
Speedy introduction of shorter hours; direct action, arbitration or legislation, by May Brodney, 1946.
Why a Labor College is a Necessity, by May Brodney, 1946.
Victorian Labor College Constitution, 1947.
Victorian Labor College Syllabus, 1950.
Victorian Labor College Syllabus, 1955.
The Aims and Early History of the Victorian Labor College, A. T. Brodney, 1967.
The Need For Independent Working Class Education, Ted Tripp, 1967.
In Moscow in the 1930s: How the Comintern was Stalinised, Ted Tripp, 1978.