In part, this short history is a tribute to the extraordinary commitment by Race Mathews and others to the organisation, and to the Fabian ideals. Interviewed by Robert Larocca in the Fabian newsletter in 1998, Race said: ‘Joining the Society was among the best things I ever did in politics . . . I’ve had as much job satisfaction from working in the Fabian Society as from anything other than the five years from 1967 until 1972 when I was Gough Whitlam’s Principal Private Secretary.’
The story of the Australian Fabians is one of constant birth and rebirth, as it flourished or faltered, depending on the passions and enthusiasm of key individuals, and the different challenges of the times. However it always survived, and always contributed to progressive public thinking.
Format: Paperback (Fabian Members will be able to download the e-copy when this is published)
Author: Iola Mathews
Title: Australian Fabians: A Brief History
Series: Australian Fabians Pamphlet Series: No. 74, 2020 Publisher: The Australian Fabian Society
Place: Melbourne, Victoria.
Printed by: Lulu
Design: Cannon Typesetting