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

Windle, Kevin

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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]

dc.contributor.authorWindle, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:44:53Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-9522
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/25391
dc.description.abstractPeter 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, while Zuzenko lent his support to "Trades Hall". This paper uses previously unknown reports to the Comintern's Executive Committee (ECCI) from Simonoff, Freeman and Zuzenko, as well as Australian sources, to study the relations between these men and their mutually contradictory actions.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.rightshttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0004-9522/..."author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 30/08/16).
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Politics and History
dc.titleA Troika of Agitators: Three Comintern Liaison Agents in Australia, 1920-22
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume52
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor210307 - European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4037887xPUB38
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationWindle, Kevin, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage30
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage47
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-8497.2006.00406a.x
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T11:29:45Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33644664812
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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