Strikebound

Australia, 1984

Film
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In the tiny Victorian town of Korumburra in the 1930’s two Scottish immigrants, Wattie and Agnes Doig, led the first ever stay-in strike in the nation’s history. It was a strike that gave hope and dignity to the life of the coal miner and brought new strengths and inspiration to the working men and women of Australia. This is a reconstruction of that historical event with the dramatisation placed between two excerpts from interviews with Wattie and Agnes Doig. Cast includes Chris Haywood, Carol Burns, Hugh Keays-Byrne.

Credits

co-producer

Timothy White

Miranda Bain

production company

TRM Productions

Duration

01:44:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33939

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures, Australian

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Coal mines and mining

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Coalminers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Employee rights

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Korumburra (Vic)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Employee rights

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political science

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Strikes and lockouts

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Working class in motion pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → History

History → Korumburra (Vic)

History → Victoria - History

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

People → Lowenstein, Wendy, 1925-

Places → Korumburra (Vic)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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