Communist Review

Front page of The Communist Review, 1 July 1941
Communist Review July 1941

The Communist Review is a defunct Australian magazine that was published in varying frequencies and formats from 1934 to 1966, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


The Communist Review was first published on 13 March 1934, as the official organ of the Communist Party of Australia.[1] The magazine was published continuously through to 1966.[2] However, the paper was published in a variety of different sizes and formats, and several editions during 1941 were issued as typescript duplicates.[3] When the Communist Party of Australia was made illegal by the government of Robert Menzies during 1951, the publication of the magazine continued unabated.[4] Publication of the paper was eventually ceased after it was replaced by the Australian Left Review, which at the time was considered to have a more accessible political agenda.[4]


The various editions of the paper have been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program.[5] project hosted by the National Library of Australia.[6]

See also


  1. "Communist and socialist publications" (PDF). Australian National University. Australian National University. June 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. "Communist Review". State Library of New South Wales. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. "Communist Review". Communist Review. January: 1. 1941.
  4. 1 2 Symon, Peter (13 April 2005). "The legacy of Laurie Aarons". The Guardian (No. 1223). Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  5. "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  6. "Trove Digitised Newspapers". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 12 April 2016.

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