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- AU NBAC Z656-7
The second and last in the Link "Land of Australia" series, this film was produced with the technique of static colour drawings and celluloid moveable frames. The artists were Harry Reade and Clem Millward. The song is sung by Cedric McL...
- AU NBAC Z656-9
Jock Levy comically portrays four types of waterside workers - Glass-arm Harry, Tiddly Pete, Nick-away Ned and Ron the Roaster - with voice-over narration by Leonard Teale.
- AU NBAC Z656-6
Originally commissioned by the Melbourne New Theatre the play is set in the aftermath of the 1890s shearing strike which saw the Shearer's Union almost destroyed, its leaders goaled and its membership dazed. The old ballad is sung while its s...
- AU NBAC Z656-13
A sponsored film made for the Australian Council of Trade Unions proposes a Commonwealth solution to the housing problems facing families living in inner-city slums. Contrasts crowded and dilapidated city tenements with better homes in the suburbs...
- AU NBAC Z656-11
Film version of the 1954 waterfront strike.
- AU NBAC Z656-8
The first film produced by the WWF's Film Unit as part of the union's campaign to achieve pensions for its older members. It depicts the hardships that many of the workers have had to face and highlights some of the health and safety con...
- AU NBAC Z656-12
Documents industrial relations on the waterfront since the 1930s and includes dramatised scenes of working conditions during the Depression; recounts the background to the Federal Governments 1954 amendments to the Stevedoring Industry Act, which ...
- AU NBAC Z656-14
The WWF Film Unit went out, in a Kombi van, from the Sydney Branch to the suburbs, to Newcastle, Wollongong and Port Kembla, and then down to the Melbourne Branch filming for a newsreel on the Margins Dispute, a strike which ran from 23 January to...
Wharfies: a history of the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia from its formation in 1902. Produced and directed by Elizabeth Knight, written by Elizabeth Knight and Keith Gow. Oceania Media Network, Sydney
- AU NBAC Z656-10
- Aug 1988
Wherever possible archival footage has been used going back to the trenches of the first world war and the General Strike of 1917. Later footage is drawn from documentaries made in the 1950s by the Waterside Workers' Federation Film Unit. Inc...