Bruce Skilton

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Bruce Skilton was a member of the Socialist Unity Party in Auckland. Party theoretician.

Socialist Bookshops Auckland Limited

Socialist Bookshops Auckland Limited was owned by the Socialist Unity Party, then the Socialist Party of Aotearoa. Incorporation Date 18 February 1990 Dissolution Date 18 November 1996.

Registered Address 159 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Directors / Officers:

Johnny Mitchell's retirement

1990 April 23, Gloria Stanford wrote article in Tribune on Johnny Mitchell's retirement. Present at the party held at the Auckland TUC were George Jackson & Rene Jackson, Jim Knox, Bruce Skilton, Mavis Drennan, Ella Ayo, Jock Barnes, Frank Barnard & M. McLaughlan. Angela Foulkes spoke to the gathering &presented him with a framed gift from the CTU.

North Island Conference of Unemployed Workers

1984 March, Doug McCallum was convenor of 2-day Upper North Island Conference of Unemployed Workers at the Auckland Youth Resource Centre's Marae, organized by Auck UWU. All delegates represented unemployed workers organisations which identified with trade union movement. He saw forming of a regional body of unemployed workers orgs as most important result of conference. Speakers included Bill Andersen, Johnny Mitchell, Maryan Street, Matiu Rata, Peter Neilson and Tim Shadbolt.

Last SUP Central Committee meeting before split

Wellington March 1990.


Back Joe Tepania, Dave Arthur, Alan Ware, Ken Douglas, Graeme Whimp, Richie Gillespie, Doug McCallum, Jan Farr, Joe Tonner.

Front row Frank McNulty, Jack Marston, Marilyn Tucker, Robin Tate, Bruce Skilton, George Jackson, Bill Andersen.


1984. December, Ken Douglas represented SUP at World Marxist Review conference, the biennial review of the work of this important journal of the International Communist Movement. Accompanied by Bruce Skilton.

Soviet trip

1977 -Ken Douglas was in a SUP delegation visiting Soviet Union and German Democratic Republic. Went with Bruce Skilton and George Jackson and Rene Jackson.