Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

1890s strikes

Series of national strikes, beginning in August 1890 with the maritime unions and supported by coal miners, transport and agricultural workers, and followed by a shearers' strike in 1891. The strikes were both defeated, after military and police intervention, and large pay cuts ensued. The defeat led to the entry of the Labor Party into parliamentary politics.

Date of event
1890 - 1891
Maritime strikes
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