Under The Hook - Melbourne Waterside Workers Remember Working Lives and Class War: 1900-1980, by Wendy lowenstein and Tom Hills

£14.99
Under The Hook - Melbourne Waterside Workers Remember Working Lives and Class War: 1900-1980, by Wendy lowenstein and Tom Hills

Under The Hook - Melbourne Waterside Workers Remember Working Lives and Class War: 1900-1980, by Wendy lowenstein and Tom Hills

Published by Melbourne Bookworkers in 1982, 192 pages. Large A4 size softback (S6502YWSO)

This book tells the history of the men who worked in the Melbourne docks in Australia between 1900 and 1980. Variously called Stevedores, dockers, wharfies, and longshoremen, these men loaded and unloaded the cargoes of ships from around the world, and were at the forefront of the working class labour and trade union struggle. The book is illustrated throughout with several photographs.

From the foreword: Most histories are written about winners by winners. Sometimes they are written about 'the workers', but seldom in the words of the workers themselves. This is a book about the waterfront and the men who have worked on it, and most of the story is told in the words of wharfirs....

Condition of the book is generally ok. The cover has several minor scuffs and blemishes, and nibbling and wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is yellowing to the inside pages throughout

Condition New