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'A Crude Orgy of Drunken Violence': A Russian Account of the Brisbane 'Red Flag Riots' of 1919

Windle, Kevin


In 1919, an illegal Russian-language newspaper published in Brisbane devoted a considerable amount of space to the events surrounding the Red Flag procession of 23 March and the violence and destruction which followed. The newspaper, entitled Nabat (The Tocsin) was largely the work of the two men who led the march, Alexander Zuzenko and Herman Bykoff, both of whom were soon deported to Soviet Russia. The first issue of Nabat, dated 6 August 1919, carried an anonymous report of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Labour History: a Journal of Labour and social history


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