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A Troika of Agitators: Three Comintern Liaison Agents in Australia, 1920-22

Windle, Kevin


Peter Simonoff, Consul-General in Australia for the Bolshevik regime from early 1918 to mid-1921, is known to have played an active role in the founding of the Communist Party of Australia in 1920, and in promoting the "Trades Hall" faction against the ASP faction when the new party divided. Paul Freeman and Alexander Zuzenko, both deported from Australia in 1919, made return visits to Australia from Moscow in 1921 and 1922 to carry the process further. Freeman, however, backed the ASP faction,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2006.00406a.x
Access Rights: Open Access


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