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Education

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre presents a rich tapestry of exhibits, photographs, audio-visual presentations and experiences - telling the stories of Australia's working people.

Australia's working history

The Great Shearer's Strike

Shearer's Strike Camp Site

Print available for sale at our Gift Shop on-site.

(With kind permission from the Australian Workers Union)

The Great Shearer's Strike of 1891 was a watershed in the history of working conditions in Australia and was a major catalyst in the growth of the Australian Labor Party.

...read more (PDF 76k)

A Lot on Her Hands

Women have played a vital and often unrecognized role in Australia's development. Activists and housewives, sportswomen and politicians - read their fascinating stories.

 

Image Gallery

Images of workers (from our gallery):

Field

 

Factory

Heart

 

Hands

 

Work Quotes

I am the foundation of all business.
I am the source of all prosperity.
I am the salt that gives life its savour.
I have laid the foundation of every fortune.
I can do more to advance youth than his own parents...be they ever so wealthy.
I must be loved before I can bestow my greatest blessings and achieve my greatest ends.
LOVED, I make life sweet, purposeful and fruitful.
All progress springs from me.
I AM WORK.

Coiffure (the official organ of the Master Ladies' Hairdressers' Association of Victoria) 3, 7, October 1950, P15.

Email your favourite "work" quote to The Australian Workers Heritage Centre.

 

 

 

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