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The Great Dock Strike of 1889

Australia to the rescue

Crisis point

Long shore men, 1859.
View full size imageBy the end of August the dockers and their families were starving. © NMM

The crisis of the strike was reached at the beginning of September. Without more money, it seemed that the strike could not continue. H. H. Champion, the Strike Committee's press officer recalled:

Quotation marks left
Things looked very black ind