I wondered if you could tell me a little bit about your early life, your education and how you became a socialist.
Yes. Well my early life was a petty bourgeoise life. My father was an astronomer, my mother was the daughter of a wealthy wholesale butcher—and I grew up in this bourgeoise atmosphere. I went to kindergarten with Dick Cassidy. I went to Melbourne Grammar School when Stanley Bruce was the captain of the school and I was at Melbourne University when Menzies was in full flight there.
Recommended CitationDavidson, Alastair, The Making of a Communist: An Interview with Guido Baracchi, Australian Left Review, 1(31), 1971, 60-66.