White, Kate,: Barney; The Story of Rees D. Williams, Architect of the White-Collar Union Movement
Book Number: 0279026
Hargreen Publishing Company, North Melbourne, Victoria, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 700 grammes; XII, 244 pages, list of abbreviations, foreword by Author, author's note, bibliography and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. Black-and-white iIllustrated frontispiece of Barney Williams by Angus Cummings. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography, black-and-white cartoons and the occasional table. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine with small gilt printers' cartouche of the lower spine edge. A little rubbing to the head and heel of spine with some shelfwear to the lower book edges. Lower book corners are bumped. Illustrated dust wrapper, same illustration as for frontispiece, with blue background and yellow writing on the front panel and spine. Small yellow printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. A little rubbing to the top and bottom dust wrapper edges. Biography of Rees D. Williams -- Barney as he was universally known lived up to his name. He was not somebody to avoid a fight. He led the Australian bank employees union in its first industrial action. He presided over a period when the organisations representing white-collar workers ceased to be "gentlemen's clubs" and became unions. He was active in the Australian Labor Party and sought to build bridges between the ALP and the white-collar unions. Kate White gives the reader a behind the scenes glimpse of the postwar development of the union movement and of the evolution of the modern ALP. Digital and available upon request. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- Australia; Politics -- Australian; Unions -- Australia ; ISBN: 0949905429. ISBN/EAN: 9780949905420. Inventory No: 0279026.