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Balance sheet of the Broken Hill Strike Fund (1892); Eight Hours Demonstration (1891); Illawarra Miners' Mutual Protective Association Strike Fund (1886)

From the Collection of Unions Ballarat 24 Camp Street Ballarat Victoria

Description
Three items in one folder.
Object Registration
0016
Keywords
eight hours anniversary committee, eight hour day, btlc, ballarat trades and labour council, illawarra miners' mutual protective association strike, broken hill strike, strikes, unions, pay rates, imported labour, women's brigade, miners, ballarat trades hall
Historical information
Broken Hill strike (1892) was driven by the Women's Brigade and local miners to defend the mines from imported labour. Strike action became infeasible as main persons were arrested for "unlawful conspiracy and inciting riots" and were imprisoned.

The Illawarra Miners' Mutual Protective Association Strike (1886) was to secure better rates of pay.

The Eight Hours Demonstration (1891) was held in December 1891 as part of the campaign for the Eight Hour Day: 8 hours work, 8 hours rest and 8 hours recreation.
When Made
1886-1892
Significance
The BTLC supported the Broken Hill strike and the Illawarra Miners' Mutual Protective Association Strike. Historically, BTLC was formed out of the Ballarat Eight Days Anniversary Committee.
Last updated
5 Oct 2016 at 3:50PM