Eveleigh Railway Workshops was a center for one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts in the early 20th century. Known as The Great Strike, it is a great example of the voice of the people making sure that their voice is heard. The Great Strike began on 2nd August 1917 when the employees at Eveleigh and Randwick Tram Workshops downed tools in protest against new working conditions imposed during a time of war.
Laila Ellmoos will tell us about these troubled times and also how these stories will be retold in photographs and other media at a special centenary exhibition at Carriageworks during July and August.
Interpreting The Great Strike at Everleigh Workshops (COSHA)