Item 10 - Wharfies: a history of the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia from its formation in 1902. Produced and directed by Elizabeth Knight, written by Elizabeth Knight and Keith Gow. Oceania Media Network, Sydney

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Wharfies: a history of the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia from its formation in 1902. Produced and directed by Elizabeth Knight, written by Elizabeth Knight and Keith Gow. Oceania Media Network, Sydney

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  • Aug 1988 (Creation)

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1 videoreel (52 min)

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Wherever possible archival footage has been used going back to the trenches of the first world war and the General Strike of 1917. Later footage is drawn from documentaries made in the 1950s by the Waterside Workers' Federation Film Unit. Included, also, are interviews with wharfies recalling experiences of waterside work, life, and the politics of the Waterside Workers' Federation.

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Fuji H621E, 2 track, mono.; 1 in. videotape on 9 in. metal reel in plastic can; this copy produced by Video-8 Australia

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