Book Review:- ‘Maritime Men of the Asia–Pacific: True-blue internationals navigating labour rights, 1906–2006’ by D. Kirkby, L. A. Monk and D. Ostapenko

By Matteo Barbano, published February 2024


Diane Kirkby’s latest work, co-authored with Lee-Ann Monk and Dmytro Ostapenko, represents the remarkable outcome of research collaboration between La Trobe University and the Maritime Union of Australia (merged into the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union in 2018). The book delves into the evolution of maritime labour internationalist activism across the vast expanse of the Indian and Pacific Oceans throughout the twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on the role played in this framework by Australian maritime unions…

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Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards

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