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Communist Party of Australia - Attempts to Restrict its Activities



  • Dyson, Ambrose, '1939-1949', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 383, 4 March 1949. Image PDF Details
  • Dyson, Ambrose, 'Australia's tradition: say "no" to tyranny!', Liberty (Melbourne), 28 August 1951. Image PDF Details

Newspaper Articles

  • 'Attacks on Communists danger to all', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 288, 11 April 1947. Image PDF Details
  • 'Menzies' ban threat first step to fascism', Guardian, 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Fascist raids, jailings, unite workers for struggle', Guardian (Melbourne), 9 July 1949. Image PDF Details
  • ''Free Sharkey!' Call by Mass Meeting; Crimes Act Condemned', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 440, 21 October 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Big crowd cheers Sharkey as opening of trial', Guardian (Melbourne), no. 387, 1 April 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Party doesn't fear Royal Commission', Guardian (Melbourne), 13 May 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Party is ready to give full account of aims, activity', Guardian (Melbourne), 10 June 1949. Image PDF Details
  • 'Smash this Rotten Bill; Gross Abuse of Human Rights', Tribune, no. 615, Communist Party of Australia, Sydney, 29 April 1950. Image PDF Details
  • 'Menzies' treason act drags country back to dark ages', Guardian (Melbourne), 22 March 1950. Image PDF Details
  • 'Free Sharkey', Guardian (Melbourne), 10 February 1950. Image PDF Details
  • 'Menzies' fascist Bill arouses nation', 1950. Image PDF Details
  • 'Communist Party will fight for legal rights', Tribune (Sydney), no. 616, 3 May 1950. Image PDF Details
  • Hartley, Rev. Frank, 'Liberty leads Australia's fight for freedom', Liberty (Melbourne), no. 4, 27 October 1950. Image PDF Details
  • Hartley, Rev. Frank, 'Our liberties depend on action; force repeal of Crimes Act and other repressive laws', Liberty (Melbourne), no. 16, 26 June 1951. Image PDF Details


  • Constitutional Aspects of the Royal Commission on the Communist Party, Australian Council for Civil Liberties, Melbourne, 1949. image PDF Details
  • U.S. Priest Speaks Out in Defence of Communist Party, 1950. Image PDF Details
  • Crawford, R.M., The Internment of Horace Ratliff and Max Thomas, Australian Council for Civil Liberties, Melbourne, 1941, 1 pp. PDF Details
  • Hill, E.F., Conspiracy Against the Australian People, Current Book Distributors, Sydney, 1953, 16 pp. PDF Details

Online Resources

  • Cahill, Rowan, Rupert Lockwood (1908-1997): Journalist, Communist, Intellectual, School of History and Politics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 460 pp, Details