Deposit P35 - Amy McGrath Collection

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Amy McGrath Collection


  • 1944 - 1952 (Creation)

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0.07 m (one item only)

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(1921 -)

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Dr Amy McGrath OAM wrote The Forging of Votes (1995) about union fraud in the Federated Ironworkers Union, and The Frauding of Votes (1996) about parliamentary fraud. She held the following positions: Foundation Secretary Australian Playwrights Conference (Canberra 1970); Founder Mews Playhouse and Australian Theatre (Lennox St. Newtown); Administrator Mews Playhouse (playreadings 1970-9); Administrator Australian Theatre (public showcase for new work and talent 1971-9); Chairman International Musical Theatre Forum (Festival of Sydney 1987-9); President HS Chapman Society. Co-founder and member HS Chapman Society UK; Senator University of Sydney Senate (2 terms); Oral Archivist National Library of Australia. McGrath was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1975 for her work in theatre.

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This is a photocopy of Amy McGrath's manuscript on the Balmain dispute, While the Iron was Hot: a brief story of how the Communist tyranny in the Federated Ironworkers' Association was overthrown, 1944 - 1952, together with a record of the ballot forger case, 1950 - 1951.


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Entered from deposit description on 31 August 2011; revised 7 May 2012




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