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The Great Strike of 1917

City of Sydney

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The Great Strike of 1917

The Great Strike of 1917

City of Sydney

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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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