Historical information

The strike took place in 1891 when pastoralists wanted to reduce shearers' wages and bring in non-union workers at lower rates.

The author, Julian Stuart, was one of the leaders of the shearers' strike and was jailed for three years with hard labour. He subsequently worked for the Labour Electoral League (a predecessor of the Australian Labor Party).


Relevant to the history of the union movement and especially the shearers' union in Queensland.

Physical description

Book; 167 pages.

Dust jacket: red and black background; red and black lettering; author's name and title.

Cover: green; gold lettering; author's name and title on spine.