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Posted By: JennieG
03-Aug-08 - 04:10 AM
Thread Name: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
Subject: RE: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
Several months ago the Museum of Sydney (in the city, not far from Circular Quay) had a very interesting exhibition "Policing the Depression". The rent evictions were covered; there were contemporary newspapers on display, as well as eye-witness accounts and court records. These exhibitions usually have a book published as well, which is interesting reading.

I found it particularly relevant as there was a lot of information regarding the so-called 'Rothbury Riot'; the miner killed that day was Norman Brown, my mother's cousin.