Protests & strikes

A group of soldiers marching
On This Day

1916 military riot in Sydney

On 14 February 1916 thousands of soldiers from the Liverpool military camp took strike action

A large group of men stand in front of a train carriage at the Eveleigh Workshops in 1917

Eveleigh Workshops during the 1917 railway strike

On 2 August 1917 the General Strike began. It started in the Randwick Rail Workshops & Eveleigh Carriage Workshops & quickly spread to other industries until about 100,000 workers were on strike