december / 17

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

17th December, 1929 : One miner was shot dead, and seven policemen and nine other miners wounded, when police fired on rioting coal miners at Rothbury in New South Wales yesterday. Eight thousand striking miners converged on Rothbury in response to a NSW Government plan to use voluntary workers to break a 10 month long dispute which has closed the State’s mines. The dispute centres on the miners’ refusal to accept lower wages, or to allow volunteer non-union labour to work the mines.

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