Struggle

Australia, 1971

Film

In an effort to salvage some land for recreational and park use in 1971, the residents of North Carlton, an inner suburb of Melbourne, came into opposition with the building contractor representing Kimberley-Clark Australia Pty Ltd. The company had proposed plans for building a warehouse for Kleenex products on the site. Unions joined forces with the residents against the building contractor, and the film shows some of those involved voicing their opinions and how events developed during the conflict. The confrontation leads to speeches, shouting, strong language, demonstrations and some violence and the increasing involvement of progressive Trade Unions in matters other than the bread-and-butter struggle. Suitable for secondary school level.

Credits

co-director

Peter Baroutis

Dale Butler

producer

Keith Morris

production company

Eureka Films

Language

English

Duration

00:18:38:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29038

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial sites

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrialization

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Real estate development

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Carlton (Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Housing - Melbourne (Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Residential areas - Melbourne (Vic.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land use

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Parks

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Urbanization - Environmental aspects

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Real estate development

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Urban renewal

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community development

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community life

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community organization

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community power

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cooperation (Ethics)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Urban

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Urban renewal

History → History

History → Melbourne (Vic.) - History

History → Victoria - History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Recreation areas

Places → Carlton (Vic.)

Places → Housing - Melbourne (Vic.)

Places → Residential areas - Melbourne (Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Sub-master

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