Wharfies: A History of the Waterside Worker's Federation

Australia, 1988

Film
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Wharfies traces the history of the Australian Waterside Workers Federation from its foundation in 1902, under Billy Hughes, to the present day. Made in the tradition of the Waterside Workers Film Unit of the 1950s, “Wharfies” covers important historical events including industrial milestones, political crises and the stories of the men themselves. This film is pieced together through dramatised sequences, interviews with veteran wharfies and rare archival footage. Cartoons, news clippings and old photographs all help to tell the story.

Credits

producer/director

Elisabeth Knight

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324873

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Stevedores

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Stevedores

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

History → Australia - History - 20th century

People → Hughes, William Morris, 1864-1952

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MOV file H264; ACMI External Digital Access Copy

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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