If I Were Dictator of Australia

TitleIf I Were Dictator of Australia
Year for Search1932
AuthorsProctor, Richard
Pagination7 pp.
Date Published[1932?]
PublisherThe Ruskin Press
Place PublishedMelbourne, VIC, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

A brief (seven page) but detailed eutopia including reformed religion, government by experts rather than elected legislators, nationalization of banks, universal disarmament using the money spent on the military to convince other countries to follow Australia’s lead, the elimination of unemployment, and a six-hour work day six days a week, old-age pensions, the establishment of cooperatives, and other reforms. The pamphlet is a series of statements of what the author would do if he had the power to dictate to the churches, schools, and so forth.

Info Notes

See also [1890s] Proctor.

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Author Note

The author also wrote works in Biblical form advocating Christian socialism. See his The Epistle of Richard. A Late Addition to the English Bible. By the Author of the “New Evangel” [pseud.]. West Maitland, NSW, Australia: E. Tipper, Printer, 1893. 7 pp.; and The Second Epistle of Richard. By the Author of the “New Evangel” [pseud.]. West Maitland, NSW, Australia: E. Tipper, Printer, 1894. 8 pp. See also his The New Evangel, According to Richard Proctor, Christian Socialist. Maitland, NSW, Australia: T. Dimmock, 1891; A New Religion [Sydney, NSW, Australia: Ptd. by Kingston Press], 1922; Reform or Revolution Which? Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The Ruskin Press, [1926?]; and The New Evangel Way. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The Ruskin Press, [1930].

Full Text

[1932?] Proctor, Richard. If I Were Dictator of Australia. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The Ruskin Press. 7 pp. M

A brief but detailed eutopia including reformed religion, government by experts rather than elected legislators, nationalization of banks, universal disarmament using the money spent on the military to convince other countries to follow Australia’s lead, the elimination of unemployment, six-hour work day six days a week, old-age pensions, the establishment of cooperatives, and other reforms. The pamphlet is a series of statements of what the author would do if he had the power to dictate to the churches, schools, and so forth. See also [1890s] Proctor. The author also wrote works in Biblical form advocating Christian socialism. See his The Epistle of Richard. A Late Addition to the English Bible. By the Author of the “New Evangel” [pseud.]. West Maitland, NSW, Australia: E. Tipper, Printer, 1893. 7 pp.; and The Second Epistle of Richard. By the Author of the “New Evangel” [pseud.]. West Maitland, NSW, Australia: E. Tipper, Printer, 1894. 8 pp. Other related works are his The New Evangel, According to Richard Proctor, Christian Socialist. Maitland, NSW, Australia: T. Dimmock, 1891; A New Religion [Sydney, NSW, Australia: Ptd. by Kingston Press], 1922; Reform or Revolution Which? Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The Ruskin Press, [1926?]; and The New Evangel Way. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The Ruskin Press, [1930].