Australian Left Review

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Dora Montefiore


Roger Coates


IN THE SECOND PART of the record of Alastair Davidson’s interview with Guido Baracchi, The Making of a Communist, (ALR No. 32), there is a question asked about a statement made by J. G. Latham, Attorney-General in the Bruce- Page Government, in the House of Representatives in 1925 about a person named Montefiore. Latham alleged that Montefiore was a representative of the Communist Party at the Communist International. In the following answer and comment there is no light thrown on the matter except that Baracchi denies knowledge of this person in the period 1924-5. Furthermore, the assumption is made that Montefiore is male.