Deposit N312 - Mal Sandon Collection

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Mal Sandon Collection


  • 1962 - 1975 (Creation)

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0.17 m (1 type 1 box)

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(1945 -)

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Malcolm Sandon was born at Chelsea, Victoria on 16 September 1945 and was educated at Chelsea, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in sociology and political science in 1975. Sandon returned to Australia to undertake PhD studies and work as a tutor with the Sociology department at La Trobe University 1973-1976; and lectured in the department of Liberal Studies, Swinburne Institute of Technology 1974-1975. He then went on holding the position of Federal Industrial Officer with the Municipal Officers Association in 1976-1982. Sandon joined the Australian Labor Party in 1972 and was president of the Aspendale Branch. In June 1982 he was elected to the Victorian State Parliament as a Labour MP representing Chelsea until 1988; and then represented Carrum from 1988-1996.

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Photocopy of the PhD thesis Watersiders Militancy: An Historical Case Study of the Development of Militancy in an Industrial Union by Mal Sandon, printed material on waterfront activities, Vietnam War conscription, communism and socialism.


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Entered from deposit description on 20 August 2012; revised by Phuong Dang on 19 April 2016




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