Harmes, Meredith A. and Harmes, Marcus K. and Harmes, Barbara (2012) Power at the periphery: secterianism and the 1957 Labor Party split in regional Queensland. Queensland History Journal, 21 (9). pp. 626-640. ISSN 1836-5477
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The impact of religion on tensions within the Queensland Labor Party at the time of the 1957 split has been documented in scholarly literature, but its implications have not been fully discussed. This paper interprets the electoral fortunes of successive leaders of the Labor Party, John Duggan and Leslie Wood, and in doing so will make a case study of the impact of sectarianism in regional Queensland, and treats Toowoomba as a particular point of reference. This paper reconstructs the role which the provincial Catholic episcopate played in seeking to promote so-called ‘Groupers’ within the Labor movement and in punishing co-religionists within the Australian Labor Party who did not join the Queensland (later Democratic) Labor Party.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Wood, Lesley (1907-1958); Brennan, William, Bishop of Toowoomba; Duggan, John; Australian Labor Party; Queensland Labor Party; Democratic Labor Party; Roman Catholic Church (Diocese of Toowoomba); Labor split|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology|
|Deposited On:||19 Nov 2012 15:39|
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