John Sendy

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John Alan Sendy (1 June 1924 – 4 August 2004) was an Australian communist activist.

Sendy joined the Communist Party of Australia in 1942.[1] He was a committed activist for many years in South Australia and Victoria, serving on the National Councils and studying communist theory in China and the Soviet Union.[2] From 1972 to 1974 he was national president of the Communist Party.[3] Sendy left the Communist Party in 1974 as part of the turmoil of that decade over the increasing brutality of Stalinism eventually exacerbated by Kruschev's invasion of Czechoslovakia.[4] In his retirement Sendy focused on writing and released an autobiography, Comrades Come Rally! Recollections of an Australian Communist, in 1978.[3] He died in 2004.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wynne, Richard (12 October 2004). "Members Statements: John Sendy". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Parliament of Victoria. 
  2. ^ Dick, Robert M. V. "Truth and Artifice: Communism in Australia - False Promises". Humanity. University of Newcastle. 
  3. ^ a b Sendy, John (1978). The Communist Party: History, Thoughts and Questions. CPA History Group. 
  4. ^ Percy, John (1995). "Towards a history of the Communist Party of Australia". Green Left Weekly. Republished by the Revolutionary Socialist Party. Retrieved 22 March 2013.