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The Sydney Wharfies Mural

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: not known
dc.coverage.spatialSydney, New South Wales
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-03T03:39:24Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-06T03:42:32Z
dc.date.available2009-07-03T03:39:24Z
dc.date.available2011-01-06T03:42:32Z
dc.date.createdca. 1953
dc.identifierZ432-86
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/48172
dc.description.abstractPainted on the walls of the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia's Sussex Street headquarters between 1953 and 1965, the Sydney Wharfies Mural weaves waterside history, labour history and Australian history, 1872-1991, like a tapestry, portraying writer Henry Lawson, the struggle for the Eight Hour day, the Depression, the gaoling of Newcastle coal union leader Peter Bowling, the writings of Karl Marx, the pick up, conscription, both world wars, the general strike, soldiers coming home, the 'bull' days and the wharves, police confrontations, the Communist Party, the dole queue, the Spanish Civil War, wharfies' leader Jim Healy, Hitler's concentration camps and the fight against fascism. Artists involved in the mural include Rod Shaw, Sonny Glynn, Vi Collings, Clem Millward, Ralph Sawyer, Pat Graham and Evelyn Healy.
dc.format.extent10cm x 14cm
dc.format.mediumphotograph
dc.format.mediumfull colour
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofWaterside Workers' Federation of Australia, Federal Office
dc.rightsThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University
dc.subject.otherWaterside Workers' Federation of Australia (1907-1993)
dc.subject.otherMaritime Union of Australia (1993- )
dc.subject.othermurals
dc.subject.otherhistoric events
dc.titleThe Sydney Wharfies Mural
dc.typeImage
dc.rights.holderMaritime Union of Australia
local.description.notesFor more information see A Tapestry of Australia: The Sydney Wharfies Mural by Andrew Reeves; Wharfies by Margo Beasley p. iii-iv
dc.date.issued2009-07-03T03:39:24Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsWaterside Workers' Federation of Australia

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