Socialist Melbourne

TitleSocialist Melbourne
Year for Search1938
AuthorsGibson, Ralph
Pagination16 pp.
Date Published[1938?]
PublisherCommunist Party (Victorian State Committee)
Place PublishedMelbourne, VIC, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Socialist eutopia describing state owned factories, transport, and banks. Large stores have been nationalized and some smaller stores became cooperatives but many small, private stores continue. Freedom of religion, although churches cannot own property and there is considerable anti-religious propaganda. Democracy with immediate recall possible. Free education through university with access to university based solely on ability. Children’s rights. Free medical care. There are both large state-owned and small privately-owned farms with extensive irrigation. 

Additional Publishers

[2nd ed.] Melbourne, VIC, Australia: International Bookshop Pty, 1951. 43 pp.

Holding Institutions

A, M

Author Note

The author was the Secretary of the Victorian State Committee of the Communist Party of Australia.

Full Text

[1938?] Gibson, Ralph. Socialist Melbourne. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Communist Party (Victorian State Committee). 16 pp. [2nd ed.] Melbourne, VIC, Australia: International Bookshop Pty, 1951. 43 pp. A, M

Socialist eutopia describing state owned factories, transport, and banks. Large stores have been nationalized and some smaller stores became cooperatives, but many small, private stores continue. Freedom of religion, although churches cannot own property, and there is considerable anti-religious propaganda. Democracy with immediate recall possible. Free education through university with access to university based solely on ability. Children’s rights. Free medical care. There are both large state-owned and small privately-owned farms with extensive irrigation. The author was the Secretary of the Victorian State Committee of the Communist Party of Australia.