Johnson, Audrey

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Johnson, Audrey

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1925 - 2002


Audrey Johnson researched and wrote on left-wing and communist issues in Australia. She was research assistant to Ken Buckley for his book on the history of the Amalgamated Engineering Union. From the late 1950s, she was one of a group, which included Helen Palmer and Grace Bardsley, who produced the independent socialist magazine, Outlook. She wrote the biography of Australian Labor Party Senator and trade union leftist Bill Morrow, published by Penguin as Fly a Rebel Flag (1985), and Bread and Roses (1990), a history of left and trade union women activists, published by the Left Book Club. Johnson had almost completed a biography of Tom Wright, a trade union official, when she died in 2002.


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Entered from deposit description on 22 September 2011




Bob Gould. Obituary: Audrey Johnson (1925-2002), Labour History, no. 83, November 2002, (accessed on 22 September 2011)

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