Voices from the Ships, Australian Seafarers and their union, a history commissioned by the MUA, is now available from all branch union rooms.
The history, by Diane Kirkby, focuses on the last two decades of the union before its amalgamation with the Waterside Workers' Federation to become the Maritime Union of today.
It follows an earlier history published by the union to commemorate 100 years of unionism in 1972
Listen to long time leader of the Seamen's Union and MUA elder Pat Geraghty chat to Lisa Forrest, ABC Radio presenter and Olympic boycott veteran, alongside the author Diane Kirkby on The Conversations Hour.
Watch a film clip of the book launch at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Read the review and excerpt in MWJ
Voices from the Ships: A history of seafarers and their union
Published by University of NSW Press
Available at MUA branches