“Neither power nor profit could buy the great Ted Hill.”
On the anniversary of Ted Hill’s birth, 23 April 1915, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new website on his life and work. Ted Hill was a founding member and Chairman of the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist). He dedicated his life and work to the struggles of working people and the fight for an independent and socialist Australia.
As a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist serving the people Ted Hill combined his Communism with his brilliant legal skills in working class struggles.
The website has been developed by Ted Hill’s family, CPA (M-L) comrades, friends, and some of his colleagues in the legal profession, who decided it was important and timely to create an official comprehensive resource of his important works and contributions to Australia’s revolution and the struggles of working people.
The E. F. Hill website carries articles, reproduction of Hill’s works, photos, and tributes. The website is a continuing work in progress, and the co-ordinating group invites contributions, submissions, articles, tributes, testimonials, memories, personal anecdotes, photos, videos and additional material to enhance this website as a valuable central point for collection and distribution of information on Ted Hill and his work.
Ted Hill made immense contributions to the development of revolutionary theory and practice of Marxism-Leninism in Australian conditions. He used the scientific tools of Marxism to investigate and study Australian conditions and class struggle. This led him to conclude that Australia’s economy, political institutions and the military are dominated by imperialism, first the British from 1788 and since WW2 by the USA, and that the struggle for Australia’s independence from imperialist domination is integral in the working class struggle for socialism.
He continually urged the study of the Marxist classics (Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Mao) so as to raise the revolutionary working class theory and practice of the CPA (M-L) and its members.
The CPA (M-L) will always honour Comrade Hill whose legacy sustains our revolutionary ideology and practice and as one of Australia’s most outstanding Communists.
We reprint below 2 short extracts from orations at Ted Hill’s funeral in February 1988.
Jack Lazarus – lawyer, Barrister and close friend:
Clyde Cameron, former ALP politician:
And final words from Ted Hill: