The Sydney Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History with the Labour History Group, University of Sydney presents
1956: Remembering and Reflecting
Level 7, PSU House, 191 Thomas Street, Haymarket, Sydney (just down from Central Station)
2 – 5 pm, Sunday 18 May 2003
Memories and reflections about the Left watershed of 1956. That was the year when the text of Nikita Kruschev’s “secret speech” to the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, condemning Stalin and Stalinism, was published and circulated in Australia by dissident members of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA).
Speakers: R. D. (Bob) Walshe, Eric Aarons, Elaine Bryant, Bob Gould.
In 1956 Bob Walshe was a teacher, and one of those involved in the Australian publication and circulation of the “secret speech”; Eric Aarons was a member of the CPA Central Committee, responsible for Education; Elaine Bryant was prominent in the Brisbane New Theatre movement; Bob Gould was a young ALP member in a close orbit to the CPA.
Entry: Free. Light refreshments will be provided. Due to difficulties in accessing the building, we would appreciate it if you could arrive before 2pm.
Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
Phone: (02) 9557 8097
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