Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History

Making Working-Class Heroes: Labor Cartoonists and the Australian Worker, 1903-16

Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History (2005), 89, (1), 159–178.

Abstract

The establishment of union-based papers in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Australia created a base for professional cartoonists whose sympathies (and mostly origins) were strongly working class, though their mode of employment placed them as intellectuals. The paper looks at cartoons published in Tocsin, Labor Call, and the Australian Worker, notably those of Claude Marquet. Marquet and his fellows created a populist representation of organised labour which shaped class imaginings of the ideal Australian worker as male, muscular, and white. The homoerotic aspect of these representations is read here as generating the desire which moves the images towards the mythic.

Access Token
£25.00

Details

Author details

Quartly, Marian

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
1591
1602
1613
1624
1635
1646
1657
1668
1679
16810
16911
17012
17113
17214
17315
17416
17517
17618
17719