Published by Warrnambool Institute Press, Warrnambool, 1983
Paper Back. Condition: Very Good. A biography of Percy Brookfield, socialist Labor MP from Broken Hill. The author, Gil Roper, was a Trotskyist who led the 40 hour week strike and ended up a Labor alderman on the Sydney City Council. The cover has light wear. Several copies are available. 133 pages. Books listed here are not stored at the shop. Please contact us if you want to pick up a book from Newtown. Size: Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm).
Published by Warrnambool Institute Press, Warrnambool 1983, 1983
21.0 x 14.0cms, 134pp, b/w illusts, very good+ paperback & cover The chapters are: the Australian background; against militarism & war; at the head of the struggle; bump me into parliament; a new type of parliamentarian; an honest politician; 'justice & truth have been vindicated'; the tragedy of Riverton.
Published by Warrnambool Institute Press, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 1983
Softcover. Condition: Very Good +. First Thus. vii, + 133pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, photographic subject-portrait card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Edited by Wendy and Allan Scarfe, this interesting book written by Gilbert Giles Roper (1905-1974) is the biography of Percy Brookfield, English-born (1878) Australian merchant seaman, prospector, Broken Hill union official, socialist political activist, New South Wales Labor politician and founder of the Independent Labor Party. While returning to Adelaide en route to Sydney from Broken Hill on the night of 21 March, 1921, Percy Brookfield's train stopped at Riverton Station for meals. While there a disturbed Russian journalist, Koorman Tomayiff, opened fire with a pistol, hitting three people. Brookfield tackled the shooter and was mortally shot in the process. Percy Brookfield died hours later in Adelaide . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Author's 1971 Preface, 8 chapters, Appendix. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.