by jraffan
posted 22/12/2017

Anniversary of the Great Strike

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2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Great Strike. Are you looking forward to the next public holiday coming up? Do you know why we celebrate a Labour Day public holiday? Arts Monday’s Jane Raffan takes us on a potted history of Australia’s union movement 1850-1950 with Neale Towart, Heritage Officer for Sydney Trades Hall and Research Librarian for Unions NSW.

Stonemason’s Banner Celebrating the 8 Hour Day Victory (depicting the AGNSW, left, and the Sydney Uni edifice, right), courtesy Sydney Trades Hall.

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