Title

You could go to the Trades Hall and meet organisers: labour precincts and labour women in interwar Sydney

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Webb, R 2005, 'You could go to the Trades Hall and meet organisers: labour precincts and labour women in interwar Sydney', in G Patmore, J Shields & N Balnave (eds), The past is before us: Proceedings of the ninth National Labour History Conference,Sydney, NSW, 30 June - 2 July, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and Business and Labour History Group, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Abstract

This paper analyses spatial influences in Sydney on labour women’s interwar industrial activism and strategic networks with labour and non-labour women. By referring to physical space and place, including to the Trades Hall, transport and streets, it shows how they used these spaces to reinforce their organising within the predominantly male world of Sydney’s labour movement.

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