Time, Place and Circumstances – The Brian Miller Story

Australian Workers Film Guide


A tribute video to construction worker and unionist Brian Miller, noted for his significant contribution to the labour and peace movements over his lifetime.  The video begins by outlining his career, how he became involved in the union movement and the leaders that inspired him, such as Stan Sharkey, Pat Clancy and Tom McDonald. Various people speak about his qualities and activities, such as helping to rebuild Darwin after Cyclone Tracy, his passion for safety and improved conditions in an industry with high accident rates, his anguish when workers were killed on the job and his efforts for world peace, which included speaking on worksites. A man who personified the construction union. The video contains some graphic photographs of construction accident sites.

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Author: J Bird, 2023

Duration: 18 mins

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