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Posted By: GeoffLawes
02-Aug-08 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
Subject: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
In the transcript of a radio program called Forever Striking Trouble broadcast in Australia in 1999, I came across the partial text of an Australian song which was about eviction resistance in the Brisbane and Sydney during the thirties.

"for we met them at the door,
And we knocked them on the floor,
Bankstown and Newtown, we made the cops feel sore,
They outnumbered us ten to one,
And were armed with stick and gun,
But we fought well, we gave them hell,
When we met them at the door."

Does anyone know any more of the song ? Or more about the song?