Remembering the strike that stopped the nation
The City of Sydney and Carriageworks have collaborated on an exhibition to mark the centenary of one of Australia’s largest industrial disputes that took place in the middle of World War I.
1917: The Great Strike is a commemorative exhibition featuring archival images, moving footage, oral history excerpts and commissioned artworks that depict this important moment in Australian history.
The nationwide strike lasted just over six weeks but its consequences lingered for decades, creating a highly politicised workforce and a generation of politicians, including premiers and prime ministers.
Read more on the 1917: The Great Strike exhibition here