State Coal Mine Re-union

Australian Workers Film Guide


Rare footage of the 1988 State Coal Mine Re-union, held at the Eastern Area Tourist Mine.  Group interview with Tullio Moresco, Alan Birt and another colleague talk about strike organisation and some of the gains such as sick pay and holiday pay.  They also recount the wheat harvest and how strikes would be provoked to shut down the mine. The miners highlight the fact that other unions copied the Wonthaggi strike techniques.

Special Notes/Achievements

This bonus material was created from footage and sound shot during production of Black Gold, Kindred Spirits.  It was released in 2012 as bonus material on the Black Gold, Kindred Spirits DVD.

Author: J Bird, 2023

Duration: 3 mins 42 secs

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