McQueen, Humphrey Dennis

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McQueen, Humphrey Dennis

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1942 -


McQueen was born in Brisbane, 27 June 1942. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1965. His political activism began with campaigns against conscription and the Vietnam War. During the period 1966-1969, he worked as a teacher in Victoria before moving to Canberra, where he taught at the Australian National University from 1970 to 1974. He has published a number of works on Australian history, recently including 'Framework of Flesh: Builders' Labourers Battle for Health and Safety (2009) and 'We Built this Country: Builders' Labourers and their Unions, 1787 to the Future (2011).


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academic; historian; political activist

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Prepared by Brenton Clifford on 9 November 2017.




Curriculum vitae, retrieved from, 9 Nov 2017.
B Gould, 'The life and work of Humphrey McQueen, self-employed socialist intellectual: Never trust Tories bearing gifts, 2004, retrieved from, 9 Nov 2017.

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