TITLE

LABOUR COMES TO CHARTERS TOWERS

AUTHOR(S)
Bolton, G. C.
PUB. DATE
January 1962
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour Histo;Jan1962, Issue 1, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the spread of the labor movement into the outback of Northern Queensland during the 1880s and 1890s, with a particular focus on the success of the Labor Party in the gold mining community of Charter Towers. How changes in the economic and social patterns of the mining town were favorable to a rise in unionism following a speculative financial boom caused by the discovery of deeper veins of gold in the mid-1880s are examined. The formation of the Miners' Accident Association and the Miners' Union is detailed. Union efforts in Ravenswood to restore old wage rates and demanded a provision that excluded Chinese workers is discussed.
ACCESSION #
47600220

 

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