Victorian Socialist Party

The three sources in this section provide insight into the social and political activities of the Victorian Socialist Party from 1906 to 1913, at the time that future Australian Prime Minister John Curtin was being mentored by important men in the party like Frank Anstey and Tom Mann. 

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'Melbourne Gaol series' postcard, socialist borders, 1906.

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Advertisement for a public lecture by John Curtin, 1912

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Postcard depicting Beryl Bruce in 'Socialist' fancy dress, 1913


For further information about John Curtin and the Victorian Socialist Party see the Socialist Orator from the online exhibition Shaping the Nation: John Curtin and Australia and Revolutionary Firebrand from the web resource John Curtin: From Revolutionary Firebrand to Journalist in Spirit.

Labour in Government in WA 1920's Labour Movement in WA Elections WW1 & Anti-Conscription Campaign in WA Victorian Socialist Party
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