Australian History, 1955.
Source: "Reason in Revolt",
Source documents of Australian Radicalism.
Published: by The Industrial Printing and Publicity Co, Ltd., Carlton, 1955.
Transcription/HTML: by Kevin Goins.
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Controlled by affiliated Unions and the Trades Hall Council for the purpose of Independent Working Class Education
[This document was marked with a stamp entitled: “Union Label”]
Labor History and Politics: Weekly—Beginning Tuesday, March 22. Class Leader: E. Tripp.
Economics: Weekly—Beginning Wednesday, March 23. Class Leader: H. Lahy.
Industrial History: Weekly—Beginning Thursday, March 24. Class Leader: Miss M. Holdworth.
Public Speaking and English: Fortnightly—Beginning Monday, June 6. Class Leader: T. W. Brennan.
THIS COLLEGE IS THE
ONLY one which can assist you—a member of the working classto protect and improve your living standards.
NO other college, neither the University, nor any technical school, has that object.
* EFFECTIVE TRAINING IN LABOR IDEALS
* RAISING YOUR STANDARD OF LIVING
* REDUCING WORKING HOURS
Can go nowhere else but the Labor College,
because it is the Union's own College.
Students in this class not only study Socialist theory, they develop a theoretical understanding of the Labor Movement. They are helped to analyse political events and to apply correct tactics for the progressive development of the Labor Movement.
The subjects include:—
(1) Important events of the past and their bearing on modern political struggles:—
(a) Industrial revolution; (b) the great French revolution; (c) stormy struggles of 1848; (d) Paris Commune.
(2) Development of Socialist theory:—
(a) Utopian Socialists; (b) Reformism; (c) Socialism of Marx ands Engels; (d) conflicting theories in the First International.
(3) History and theoretical controversies of Russian revolution:—
(a) History of Bolsheviks; (b) 1917 revolution; (c) formation of Third International; (d) theory of permanent revolution and socialism in a single country; (e) conflicting therories on Russia.
(4) Australian Labor Movement and its part in world events:—
(a) Origins of Australian socialism; (b) compulsory arbitration; (c) conflicting theories in the two world wars; (d) A.L.P. and Communists.
The object of these classes is to help unionists to take an active and informed part in the work of their unions and the Labor Movement generally.
Students must qualify for this class by attending one other class. Ex-students from previous years may be enrolled. This is to ensure that all students will be able to undertake practical work from the beginning of the class. Many are anxious to be effective speakers, but the first essential is a knowledge of your subject matter. This can be obtained in other College classes.
Mr. Brennan is exceptionally gifted in the art of making all students feel at their ease in addressing the class, and even if you have had previous difficulty in addressing meetings, you will find that this difficulty is soon overcome, providing that you are familiar with your subject.
You will receive points on platform speaking, debates, taking part in union and A.L.P. meetings, as well as guidance in English and pronunciation.