Alison Alexander: The Communist Party of Tasmania
Tasmania is possibly the place where the Communist Party has received the least support anywhere, despite spirited attempts. Alison Alexander looks at Party attempts to gain influence and why it never really succeeded.
Dr Alison Alexander is a seventh-generation Australian, with convict ancestors in the first, second and third fleet. She has worked as a freelance historian and as a lecturer and tutor in history at the University of Tasmania. Alison has written some 30 books about Tasmania's history. In 2014 she won the Australian National Biography Award for The Ambitions of Jane Franklin. Her most recent book is The O’Connors of Connorville.