Democratic Association of Victoria (1872 - c. 1873)
- c. 1873
- Political Group
The Democratic Association of Victoria was a short lived organisation formed in 1872 as the Australian section of the International Workingmen’s Association (IWMA) that Marx had established 8 years previously (the First International). Its membership included militant bookmakers and printers from Collingwood; its formation was precipitated by a cabinet-makers’ strike and it expressed the desire of its members for a united trade union along the lines expressed by Marx is his address to the IWMA - its literature does not mention state ownership of the means of production. It issued a weekly newspaper, the Internationalist, and subsequently a magazine, the Australian International Monthly. It had a co-operative store at 135A Little Collins Street. It sent a representative, W.E. Harcourt, to the general council of the IWMA.
Created: 26 April 2005, Last modified: 17 May 2005