EPISODE 4: MELBOURNE ON STRIKE

 

EPISODE FOUR:

MELBOURNE ON STRIKE

Condemnation of Nazi Germany, rioting furniture makers and cops on strike! In this episode we profile significant acts of protest and demonstrations that saw mayhem reign - things could get pretty wild out there on Melbourne's streets! 

Our episode begins in 1938 at the home of Mr William Cooper in Footscray, where news of Jewish persecution sparks a call to action. We also examine the Chinese cabinetmakers riots and the racist White Australia Policy, with one of our hosts attempting the notoriously impossible dictation test. Finally we end by looking at the Melbourne police strike, where chaos ruled for three days in the heart of the city.

 

 

Production Team:

Carly Godden: Host, researcher and writer

Lee Hooper: Host, researcher and writer

Phoebe Wilkens: Researcher

Robin Waters: Music, direction and audio production

Ben Robertson: Additional audio production

Guests:

Jeff Sparrow: Broadcaster and writer

Kimberley Moulton: Senior Curator Southeastern Australia Aboriginal Collections

Alan Kong: Public Record Office Victoria