South Johnstone strike, 1929. Responses to strikes, such as that in South Johnstone during 1929, rapidly polarised workers according to their ethnic background.

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Queensland sugarcane fields were riven with ethnic divisions between Anglo-Celts and migrants with non-English speaking backgrounds from southern Europe.

Shearers’ Manifesto, 2 February 1891

‘Fellow Unionists, an unprovoked and unjustifiable attack has been made upon the above shearers’ and labourers’ unions by the squatters’ associations.

2 February 1891
29 September 2010
29 September 2010
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