Harris, William Julius Henry

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Harris, William Julius Henry

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  • Harris, Joe
  • Harris, WJH

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1922-2002

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WJH (Joe) Harris was a carpenter and member of the Queensland branch of the Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia. He became a freelance journalist writing on the history of the labour movement. He played an active role in, amongst others, the campaign against the South African Springbok Rugby tour.

Author of "The Bitter Fight: a pictorial history of the Australian Labor Movement". In the preface he describes himself as a "militant socialist, an industrial worker with first-hand experience of strikes, stoppages and victimization".

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