How the west was lost: the story of the 1946 Aboriginal pastoral workers' strike

Australia, 1987

Film
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The story of the 1946 Aboriginal Pastoral Workers’ Strike. Eight hundred aboriginal station workers walked off sheep stations in the north west of Western Australia, marking the beginning of a strike which lasted more than three years. The strike was more than a demand for better wages and conditions, it was a struggle for basic human rights.

Credits

co-producer

David Noakes

Heather Williams

production company

Market Street Films

Friends Film Productions

Duration

01:12:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34584

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

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

History → Australia - History - 1945-1965

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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