12 September 2021

Getting Equal - The first successful fight for equal wages for First Nations people in Australia

This week we chat with Elisabeth and Tegan from the North Stradbroke Island Museum about the 'Outside Gang' of the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum and their fight for equal wages. In 1944, after a 25 year campaign, First Nations workers at the asylum gained equal wages, almost 20 years before anywhere else in Australia. Later in the show we are joined by Jeff from the Brisbane Labour History Association who brings us up to date on their activities.