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By Oliver, Bobbie
Jean Beadle was the founder of Labor Women's Organisations in Fremantle and the Eastern Goldfields and as one of Western Australia's first female Justices of the Peace, a voluntary Children's Court Magistrate and a keen writer and orator, played a prominent role in State politics... throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Read more
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By Bertola, Patrick; Oliver, Bobbie
In March of 1994, the state government of Western Australia closed the Government Railway Workshop at Midland, amidst widespread community outrage. This volume records the history of this important industrial facility.
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This book details the experiences of those Australians who were concientious objectors during the wars of the first half of this century. It describes the harrowing problems they faced in the courts and in the street, and celebrates their personal triumphs in remaining true to th...eir consciences.Read more
There are a lot of stand-up comedy books out there. This book is like none of them. It is about the Art of Comedy, the Zen of Comedy, the Tao of Comedy. It is comedy from the soul instead of the head. It is about Ego-less comedy. Don't Act. Be. You don't do standup comedy; it doe...s you.Read more
When the Government Railway Workshops at Midland closed on 4 March 1994, Western Australia lost a major trainer and employer of skilled tradespeople and much of its heavy industry. Former workers feared that their history of industrial achievements on the factory floor and throug...h union action would also be lost. Despite expending considerable resources and promising to honour a proud history and create an exciting future, the development authorities have done little to redevelop the site. A Natural Battleground is the story of the fight to save the buildings from demolition and dedicate space in them for a rail heritage centre to preserve the Workshops' history. The first aim was achieved, the second is merely a hope. As the author says, Somewhere in these buildings, decency dictates, there must be space to tell the whole story of what happened here, including what happened to those workers whose lives were irrevocably changed by their closure. Whether you are interested in the history of trade unions, heritage or railways this book will engage and inspire you.Read more
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