y The Worker [Sydney] newspaper  
Date: 1892-1893
Date: 1893
Date: 1894-1896
Date: 1897-1900
Date: 1900-1904
Date: 1900
Date: 1904-1905
Date: 1905-1914
Date: 1914-1943
Date: 1943-
Issue Details: First known date: 1892-1913; Latest issue indexed: 1927 1892-1913
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y The Worker 1 June 1927 Z655214 1927 newspaper issue
y The Worker vol. 35 no. 51 22 December 1926 Z651510 1926 newspaper issue
y The Worker vol. 35 no. 48 1 December 1926 Z652936 1926 newspaper issue
y The Worker vol. 28 no. 31 31 July 1919 Z624876 1919 newspaper issue
y The Worker 4 September 1919 Z641932 1919 newspaper issue

Notes

  • Organ of the Australian Workers' Union.
  • RANGE: Oct. 1, 1892-Oct. 29, 1913.
  • FREQUENCY: Daily, July 1894; Biweekly, Nov. 1896-Jan. 1897; Weekly, JAN. 1907-1913
  • From 1892-1893, half of the paper was published in Brisbane, half in Wagga. From July 1893, published in Sydney. From July 2, 1894 for three weeks during the elections, known as the Daily Worker. Has occasional supplements or special issues, e.g. Our Annual, Xmas Number of The Worker (1908); The Worker New Year Supplement (1 Jan. 1909) 'An Australian paper for Australian homes' -- Masthead, Vol. 21, no. 12 (Mar.21, 1912)-v. 22, no. 44 (30 Oct. 1913) .
  • Publisher varies. - : H. Lamond for and on behalf of the Australian Workers' Union in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia
  • Published on Thursdays. From 14 Oct. 1908 a smaller Wednesday ed. called the A.W.U ed. was published. The Thursday ed. had no prominent edition statement but in the 22 Oct. 1908 issue the subscription information made it clear there were 2 eds., the "ordinary ed." (Thursday) and the "A.W.U. ed." (Wednesday), with separate subscription rates, etc. From 14 Oct. 1908-26 May 1909, the pagination of the Wednesday AWU ed. (p. 1-8) was continued by the next day (Thursday's) ordinary edition (p. 9-32). From 3 June 1909 the ordinary Thursday ed. reverted to having its own pagination (p. 1-32)
  • Incorporates and continues Hummer and Westralian Worker
  • Continued by The Australian Worker

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Venerable Boote : The Worker Building, Castlereagh Street Terry Irving , Rowan Cahill , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radical Sydney : Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes 2010; (p. 181-185)
Feminism and Socialism : The Worker in the 1890s Susan Sheridan , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Along the Faultlines : Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women's Writing - 1880s-1930s 1995; (p. 86-102)

This chapter focuses on the writing attributed to female contributors to the Worker and the conflicts discernible among them on questions of gender and class politics.

'Mothers of the Race' or 'Working for the Army'? : Women and the Worker, 1908-1931 Susan Sheridan , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Along the Faultlines : Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women's Writing - 1880s-1930s 1995; (p. 103-118)
An Invention of the Real : The Nationalisms of Henry Lawson and Frank Sargeson Lydia Wevers , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 12 1994; (p. 123-134)
`Lucinda Sharpe': Anne Lane? John Kellett , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , April no. 30 1993; (p. 10-11)
William Lane and The Worker Book Fund : Progressive Books at Cost Michael Wilding , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 41 no. 3 1981; (p. 329-334)
The Workingman's Paradise : An Australian Labour Novel : Introduction Michael Wilding , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Workingman's Paradise : An Australian Labour Novel 1980; (p. 9-77)
Mary Gilmore Constance Robertson , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 25 no. 4 1965; (p. 247-250)
Feminism and Socialism : The Worker in the 1890s Susan Sheridan , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Along the Faultlines : Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women's Writing - 1880s-1930s 1995; (p. 86-102)

This chapter focuses on the writing attributed to female contributors to the Worker and the conflicts discernible among them on questions of gender and class politics.

'Mothers of the Race' or 'Working for the Army'? : Women and the Worker, 1908-1931 Susan Sheridan , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Along the Faultlines : Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women's Writing - 1880s-1930s 1995; (p. 103-118)
The Venerable Boote : The Worker Building, Castlereagh Street Terry Irving , Rowan Cahill , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radical Sydney : Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes 2010; (p. 181-185)
An Invention of the Real : The Nationalisms of Henry Lawson and Frank Sargeson Lydia Wevers , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 12 1994; (p. 123-134)
Mary Gilmore Constance Robertson , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 25 no. 4 1965; (p. 247-250)
William Lane and The Worker Book Fund : Progressive Books at Cost Michael Wilding , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 41 no. 3 1981; (p. 329-334)
`Lucinda Sharpe': Anne Lane? John Kellett , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , April no. 30 1993; (p. 10-11)
The Workingman's Paradise : An Australian Labour Novel : Introduction Michael Wilding , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Workingman's Paradise : An Australian Labour Novel 1980; (p. 9-77)

Has serialised

Jones's Alley, Henry Lawson , 1896 single work short story
Mrs Aspinall is faced with debts she is unable to pay, including repairs to her rented house in Jones's Alley. Her landlord takes her to court and she is found liable for the debt. Bill Anderson, the former workmate of her deceased son Arvie, comes to her rescue and helps her escape the bailiff and the loss of her few possessions.
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