Deposit N302 - Fred Farrall manuscript

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Fred Farrall manuscript


  • 1987 - 1988 (Creation)

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(1897 - 1991)

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Fred Farrall was born in September 1897 at Cobram, Victoria. After serving in the First World War, he worked as a coach builder, joining the Communist Party in 1930. Active on unemployment struggles, he became the New South Wales Secretary of the Friends of the Soviet Union before moving to Melbourne where he was elected an official in the Federated Clerk's Union in the 1940s. Farrall remained the union organiser during the 1950s until the union came to be controlled by the National Civic Council/Industrial Groups (an anti-communist movement). He was also elected Mayor of Prahran from 1973-74. Fred Farrall died in 1991.

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Anonymous manuscript Life of Fred Farrall submitted for the story-writing Bread and Cheese Club’s Litchfield Prize in 1988 with the introduction by Manning Clark.


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University of Melbourne Archives: A.1987.0148; A.1983.0113

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Entered from deposit description on 2 September 2011; revised by Phuong Dang in April 2016




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