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2011 ASSLH conference – ‘Bastards from the bush’: forgotten IWW activists

 

Bastards from the bush’: forgotten IWW activists

Drew Cottle
Rowan Day

 

Abstract

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) have secured a place in Australian folklore as one of the most notable examples of class-conscious rebellion. For a time in the 1910s the State viewed them as public enemy number one, an insidious menace responsible for inciting the class conflict in Australia. Continue reading