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The Great Strike of 1917

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This podcast marks 100 years since the Great Strike of 1917 took place in Sydney. Thousands of workers downed tools and one seventh of the city’s population protested in the streets. Hear why the strike erupted, how it divided communities and shaped political consciousness for decades to come.Join Laila Ellmoos, City of Sydney Historian, as she describes this dispute through oral histories. Discover local characters, hear personal tales and reflect on why this watershed movement has faded from the collective memory.

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This podcast marks 100 years since the Great Strike of 1917 took place in Sydney. Thousands of workers downed tools and one seventh of the city’s population protested in the streets. Hear why the strike erupted, how it divided communities and shaped political consciousness for decades to come.Join Laila Ellmoos, City of Sydney Historian, as she describes this dispute through oral histories. Discover local characters, hear personal tales and reflect on why this watershed movement has faded from the collective memory.

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The Great Strike of 1917

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This podcast marks 100 years since the Great Strike of 1917 took place in Sydney. Thousands of workers downed tools and one seventh of the city’s population protested in the streets. Hear why the strike erupted, how it divided communities and shaped political consciousness for decades to come.Join Laila Ellmoos, City of Sydney Historian, as she describes this dispute through oral histories. Discover local characters, hear personal tales and reflect on why this watershed movement has faded from the collective memory.

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The Great Strike of 1917, an original podcast by the City of Sydney, tells the story of one of Australia's largest industrial conflicts through the voices of the people who lived it.

Jul 25 2017

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