Tensions on the Waterfront

Tuesday September 27th, 2022

5.00-7.00 pm 

Walyalup Civic Centre – Mardoo Room 

151 High Street, Fremantle, 6160 

Come along to hear local historian, Daniel A Elias, who is writing a thesis on Fremantle’s waterfront history, exploring the relationships and difficulties between the maritime workers, shipping companies and state institutions, and how this has shaped Australia’s maritime sector.

Refreshments will be served before the talk. 

WA State Industrial Disputes Committee 1919
Image LH2770 Fremantle History Centre

This committee was formed by Premier Colebatch on 28.04.1919 to organise negotiations between the Lumpers Union, the shipping employers and the Government over the unloading of the SS Dimboola. The dispute over the Dimboola led to “Bloody Sunday”.

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