Canberra Region

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Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

Canberra Region Branch

The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History has something for everyone with an interest in labour history and how it has helped mould the society we live in.

The Canberra Region Branch offers a range of talks, seminars and social functions, often with a focus on local events and places.

It also co-sponsors the annual Eric Fry Research Grant which assists honours or post graduate students to complete their studies in the broad area of labour history.

Canberra Branch Committee:

President:  Melanie Nolan

Vice President: Frank Bongiorno

Secretary: Peter Ellett
Phone: 02 6278 5307

Treasurer: Bill Thompson
Phone: 02 6254 3429

Committee members:
Frank Cain
Maggie Shapley
John Myrtle
Chris Monnox

Postal address:

LPO Box 8043
ANU ACT 0200

If you would like to renew your membership or join the Canberra Region Branch, please click on the link below:

Canberra membership form


Eric Fry Research Grant 2014

The closing date for applications for the $1,000 Eric Fry Labour History Research Grant has been extended to 31 March 2014. Honours and postgraduate students are invited to apply for the scholarship which supports research at the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the Australian National University. The archives holds an unrivalled collection of trade union and business records, as well as the personal papers of labour movement activists. The scholarship is supported by the Canberra Region Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University.

For more information and how to apply, see the following link:

Eric Fry Research Grant 2014 criteria




A must for the diary…

 Writing Paul Keating

Special event featuring a talk by acclaimed historian and author David Day.

After writing biographies of three long-dead prime ministers – Andrew Fisher, John Curtin and Ben Chifley – David Day turns his attention to a former prime minister who is very much alive and very opposed to the idea of memoirs and biographies. The author reflects on the problems of exploring Paul Keating’s life and times and the insights he’s managed to gain.

 Thursday 29 May 2014

5.00pm – 7.30pm

Innovations Theatre

Innovations Building

Building 124, Eggleston Road, ANU

 All welcome, admission free. 

Enquiries: Peter Ellett 6278 5307 or 0411 482 283



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