Book Launch: Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety

Avid Reader book launch


Humphrey McQueen
– Australian historian and social

critic speaks on his latest book:

Framework of FleshBuilders Labourer’s Battle for Health and Safety (click to see website).

Wednesday 23 Sept
6:00pm for 6:30 pm start

at Avid Reader Bookshop

193 Boundary Street, West End

Ph: 3846 3422

“The genius of Humphrey McQueen has brought to life the tremendous and sometimes fatal efforts made by building labourers in constructing the built environment of Australia. I hope that Framework of Flesh is read by every building worker and by all those with an interest in occupational health and safety, and in construction labour worldwide.” Professor Linda Clarke, author of Building Capitalism (1993), Presidium Member, European Institute of Construction Labour Research.

For info, call Ian Curr 0407 687 016 or Ross Gwyther 3366 5318

One thought on “Book Launch: Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety

  1. Your are invited to a seminar in the Department of Employment Relations:

    Killing no Murder:
    Why OHS injuries are not real crimes

    Humphrey McQueen

    11am, Monday 21 September
    N63_1.12 (Business 3 Boardroom)

    Humphrey McQueen is a prominent Australian historian and author of numerous books and other publications, including A New Britannia: An argument concerning the social origins of Australian radicalism and nationalism; Social Sketches of Australia; Aborigines, Race and Racism; Australia’s Media Monopolies; Gallipoli to Petrov, Arguing with Australian History; Japan to the Rescue: Australian Security Around the Indonesian Archipelago during the American Century; Tom Roberts; Suspect History: Manning Clark and the future of Australian History; and The Essence of Capitalism.
    His seminar will draw from his most recent book, Framework of Flesh: Builder’s Labourers Battle for Health and Safety (Ginninderra Press, 2009).

    There will also be a launch of his book the following Wednesday evening, 23 September, at the Avid Reader book shop, 193 Boundary Street, West End, at 6pm for 6.30pm. See Flyer.

    If you plan to come to the seminar, please RSVP to

    For more info on the book launch, call Ian Curr 0407 687 016 or Ross Gwyther 07 3366 5318, or email

    David Peetz, Professor of Employment Relations,
    Griffith Business School, Nathan Campus,
    Griffith University, Brisbane QLD 4111 Australia
    Tel +61 7 3735 7600 Fax +61 7 3735 7177

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968)


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