A wish list of sources I’d love to locate as part of the Anarchism in Australia project.
This is not exhaustive. Basically if you have something relevant to the history of anarchism in Australia, I’m interested in it.
If you have documents that you would be prepared to let us copy, send us a copy, transcribe, or donate; contact us.
1. Journals / Newspapers / Zines / Periodicals
Seeking back issues or copies of the following publications.
- Acracia, 1973 – ?
- The Anarchist, newspaper, Brisbane, 1994. [According to this GLW article an anarchist newspaper that commenced publication in 1994, the collective included Bernadette Le Goullan, Terry Fisher and Brendan Greenhill.]. At least four issues exist, Common House has Vol 1 No 1, Vol 1 No 4.
- Anarchist, Sydney, 1987. [a microfiche at the La Trobe Library if anyone were keen].
- Anarchist Bulletin, 1981, Treason Collective [Common House has No. 2].
- Black Star, the Quarterly Journal of the Anarchist Students Union, advertised in circle A, Vol 2 No 1 1988. Copies believed to be at Jura.
Rising Free, newspaper, Sydney, 1976. [Four issues produced? Photos of at least two issues contained in Takver’s Anarchism in Sydney 1975-1981]Now online at Reason in Revolt, though Issue 1 still missing.
- Brisbane Anarchist Newsletter, 1980. [According to Takver’s Anarchism in Sydney 1975-1981, “Since June 1980 5 issues of the Brisbane Anarchist Newsletter have been published”.]
- Circle A, Paper of the Anarchist Students’ Union, Common House has Vol 2 No 1 January 1988
- Federation of Australian Anarchists Bulletin, BubonicFred has scanned Sept/Oct 1975, check with Takver for more.
- News from Nowhere, Perth Freedom Collective, 1980s?. [Referred to in Takver’s Anarchism in Sydney 1975-1981]
- Bootleg, 1979?, Perth [Referred to in Takver’s Anarchism in Sydney 1975-1981]
- Free, newspaper, 1976, Libertarian Socialist Collective
- Melbourne Black, issue 2, 2010. [all others issues successfully retrieved from archive.org]
- Angry people, 1996?, Brisbane. [complained about in this GLW article].
- Organise –to resist : paper of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation, Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation, 2000-2001. [Copies in SLV storage]
- Get Out of Fitzroy!, 1973 [Copy of issue 3 in storage at SLV]
- Libertarian, newspaper of the Brisbane S.M.G, advertised as 40c in 1976 issues of Rising Free.
- Mabel, “Sydney feminist newspaper”, advertised in 1976 issues of Rising Free.
- Victorian Regional Anarchist Bulletin, 1975? listed in Melbourne Anarchist Archives vol 2. At least 3 issues exist.
Copies of the following publications are located at Jura Books in Sydney, according to their catalogue. I would be forever grateful to any volunteers in Sydney who were able to carefully scan and send copies of any of the following.
- Acracia, 1973 – ?
- Affinity: Anarchist Quarterly, Melbourne, 1983-1984. Also advertised in Circle A Vol 2 No 1, Jan 1988. (At least one located at Common House)
- Anarchist Black Cross Australia, ?,
- Anarchist, Sydney Anarchists, 1970-71,
- Anarchist Network Newsletter, 1989-1991
- Anarchist Review, Sydney Anarchist Group, 1959-1960
- AS IF, Anarch-surrealist-insurrectionary-feminists, Melbourne, 1973.
- Everything, Sydney, 1979-1985, Emma Whitehouse [also at State Library NSW].
- Mutual Aid, Brisbane, ?
- No Limits, Brisbane, ?
- Sparks, Melbourne, 1986-1991
2. Pamphlets, Leaflets and other documents
- Uranium – the prospects for Oppression
- Interest Motivated Group: Writings of the Mutiny Collective 2003-2009, Mutiny Collective, 2009.
- Politics of Human Liberation: Revolution Reassessed, Libertarian Socialist Organisation.
Items at the State Library of New South Wales, which if someone were to volunteer to visit, request and copy, I would be forever grateful.
- MLMSS 4948/Box 17/Item 2, in particular the reference to Anarchist Newsletters.
- The Anarchist Case Against the Australian Greens, Graham Purchase, 1993.
- Jura News, 1987-1988.
Items at the National Library of Australia…
- What is anarchism, who are the anarchists, Sydney, 1913.
- ABC Bulletin, Anarchist Black Cross, Brisbane, 1999
- Victorian regional anarchist bulletin, Melbourne University Anarchists, 1975
- An Anarchist comment on nuclear power, society and you, Socialist Action Group (Anarchist Tendency), 1978
- Wildcat : a publication of the Wildcat Collective, 1999
- Notes on libertarian socialism, Libertarian Socialist Collective, 197?
Items at Common House in Brisbane
- Anarchy Now! Bill Dwyer, Federation of Australian Anarchists, 1968(?)
- Traditional Leftism or Libertarian Communism, 1977, Self-Management Group
- What is Anarchism, Blak Star Collective / Scam Publications
3. Groups / Organisations / Collectives
Seeking any and all documents / publications / leaflets etc by or about the following groups:
- Angry People
- Adelaide Anarchists C/o 25 Hart St Semaphore (ad in Rising Free No2, 1976)
- Adelaide Anarchists, North Adelaide, 1978?
- Anarcha-Feminist Collective, PO box 306 Clifton Hill, (ad in Circle A Vol 2 No 1 1988)
- Anarchist Students Union, existed January 1988, published circle A at least twice, met at Jura Books in Sydney
- Canberra Anarchist Gathering, GPO Box 1814 Canberra 2601, (Listed in Circle A 1988).
- La Trobe University Anarchists, Melbourne, 1970-? (Still listed in Circle A Vol 2 No 1 1988)
- Monash University Anarchists, Melbourne, 1978?
- Perth Freedom Collective, Perth, 1977?
- Collective Effort Press
- Chummy Fleming Bookshop, Melbourne, ?
- Red and Black Bookshop, Brisbane, 1980s?
- Angry People, Brisbane, 1990s
- Libertarian Prisoners Defense Group (ad in Rising Free No2, 1976)
- Libertarian Socialist Organisation, Brisbane (1977-1982?)
- Libertarian Socialist Federation, ?
- Libertarian Socialist Collective, Brunswick, 1978?
- Melbourne University Anarchists, 1975
- Melbourne Anarchist Centre, 215 Victoria Parade, Collingwood. 198? (Listed in Circle A Vol 2 No 1 1988)
- Melbourne Anarchists, PO Box 1045, North Richmond (ad in Rising Free No2, 1976)
- Monty Miller Press, publisher of a number of Graham Purchase titles, listed address PO Box 92 Broadway, Sydney.
- Anarchist Black Cross (pre-1990s)
- scAm publications, 1990s/2000s?, PO Box 756 Brunswick Lower
- Wildcat Collective, 1999
- Woodstock Anarchist Party, 1976, 34 Kennedy Terrace, Launceston (ad in Rising Free No2, 1976)
- Woodstock Anarchist Party, 1976, PO Box 250 Jamison Centre (ad in Rising Free No2, 1976)