Jim Coull, Trade Unionist – 1960’s

INTERVIEW: Jim Coull, 1960’s

 

PLACE: Melbourne

 

Well known in Victorian Union circles, Jim, aged about 70, and the former secretary of the Liquor Trades Federation, was a noted Socialist orator at the Yarra Bank and Red Square, Albert Park, and took part in unemployed workers’ struggles in Melbourne Ports. During the war he took up the collections at the huge political meetings held by the various organisations of the left. He discusses his youth on the Red Clyde, the history of early Australian Socialist groups, Trades Hall politics and the times he contested Melbourne Ports as a socialist candidate. Wendy Lowenstein

 

at http://nishi.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-09/index.html

 

AUDIO AVAILABLE :  YES

 

This recording is held:

LOWENSTEIN FAMILY COLLECTION

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA ORAL HISTORY

see also:   Jim Coull’s Obituary

 

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Martie

Martie Lowenstein, is the holder of the Lowenstein Family Collection, a complete set of over 1200 interviews recorded by Wendy Lowenstein, author and pioneer Australian oral labour historian specialising in Australian working life. Permission to use the interviews for research and education is obtained by contacting this website. The Lowenstein family holds all rights to this collection of interviews recorded between 1967 and 2002.

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