Collinsville Staydown Strike

Australian Workers Film Guide


This micro film is an extended first hand account of the Collinsville Staydown Strike in 1952, an industrial dispute that saw 122 miners spend a record breaking nine days underground. The participants outline the challenges of living underground and the extent of the community support for the men underground.

Special Notes/Achievement

Released as bonus material for DVD and online distribution, this short film is one of nine micro documentaries constructed from unused material collected for the feature documentary Blood On The Coal (2015).

Author: J Bird, 2023

Duration: 4 mins

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Film Producer: Xanon Murphy, Sofia Madden,

Film Writer: Jeff Bird, Paddy Gorman,

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Film Executive Producer: Paddy Gorman, Piers Grove,

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Film Sound Recordist: Ben Cunningham, John Roy,

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