The Australian Workers Heritage Centre presents a rich tapestry
of exhibits, photographs, audio-visual presentations and experiences
- telling the stories of Australia's working people.
Australia's working history
The Great Shearer's Strike
Shearer's Strike Camp Site
Print available for sale at our Gift Shop on-site.
(With kind permission from the Australian Workers Union)
The Great Shearer's Strike of 1891 was a watershed in the
history of working conditions in Australia and was a major
catalyst in the growth of the Australian Labor Party.
A Lot on Her Hands
Women have played a vital and often unrecognized role in
Australia's development. Activists and housewives, sportswomen
and politicians - read their fascinating stories.
Images of workers (from our gallery):
I am the
foundation of all business.
I am the source of all prosperity.
I am the salt that gives life its savour.
I have laid the foundation of every fortune.
I can do more to advance youth than his own parents...be
they ever so wealthy.
I must be loved before I can bestow my greatest blessings
and achieve my greatest ends.
LOVED, I make life sweet, purposeful and fruitful.
All progress springs from me.
I AM WORK.
official organ of the Master Ladies' Hairdressers' Association
of Victoria) 3, 7, October 1950, P15.
Email your favourite "work" quote to The
Australian Workers Heritage Centre.