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My Union Right or Wrong.
A history of the Ship Painters and Dockers Union 1900-1932
By Issy Wyner
2003

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A Union Logo
Painters and Dockers Union Logo from a Testimonial Dinner Invitation
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Titan crane, Cockatoo Island Dockyards
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Balmain Hospital,
Booth St, Balmain.
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Slipways at Mort's Dock,
Balmain
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Unveiling Mort's Statue,
Macquarie Place, Sydney, 1883
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Captain Rowntree
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Laying keel of first
Australian-built cruiser
at Cockatoo Island, 1913
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Mortís Dock & Engineering Co., Administrative building and ship moored alongside company wharf.
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Excavation for dry dock at Woolwich, c.1900
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Vessel in dry dock
at Woolwich, c.1908

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Ship on slipway at Mortís, 1900
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View of Mortís Dock
in Waterview Bay from
Balmain coal mine, 1906

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Dry docks on
Cockatoo Island, Sydney

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Aerial view of the Balmain peninsula and Sydney Harbour showing the ship repair and shipbuilding yards in or near Balmain, Sydney
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R.Mahony, W.Swadling and another union official
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Government flats in Balmain,
named "Robert Mahony Place"
by Premier J.Cahill, seen here
with Mahony and Mrs. Mahony, 1954
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Invitation to testimonial Dinner for Union officials Mahony, Swadling and Terry
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Charles Weston, one-time President of the Ship Painters and Dockers Union
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John (Jack) Sylvester
and wife Dora

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Tocsin, published by Jack Sylvester - the official paper of the Balmain Unemployed Workers Movement
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H. Scrimshaw, one-time President of the Ship Painters and Dockers Union
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Unemployed workers queueing
for dole at Circular Quay,
Sydney, 1930s
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Mrs. Mahony invited to officially open Union building in Balmain, 1916
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View of Union hall in Mort Street, with 1960's addition on right side
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Mr. Justice Henry Bourne Higgins
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Bob Mahony with 8-hour committee, 1927
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The Ship Painters and Dockers Union banner in 8-hour march, 1928
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John McDonald (Secretary
of Union), leading 8-hour march
with J.T.Lang and other
politicians, 1932

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The Blood Vote - anti-conscription poem by W.R. Winspear, 1917
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Tony McCristal, Industrial Socialist Labor Party, anti-conscription election leaflet, c.1919
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Labor Senate candidates
anti-conscription leaflet, 1917
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Ernest Judd, anti-conscriptionist, member Socialist Labor Party, delegate from the Municipal Workers Union on NSW Labor Council
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J.S. ("Jock") Garden, Secretary of the NSW Labor Council
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Leaflet re gaoled
Lithgow strikers, 1912

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Percy Brookfield, MLA for Sturt (Broken Hill) 1916-1922, assassinated in 1922
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An election leaflet
for Percy Brookfield
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The funeral at Broken Hill
for Percy Brookfield
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Federal Parliamentary
Labor Party, 1898
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The Worker Souvenir of the First Federal Labor Ministry, 1904
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Leaflet: Monty Miller.
From Eureka, 1854 to the IWW, 1917.
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The twelve gaoled I.W.W.men
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P. Siminoff, first Consul from the USSR to Australia

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