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.
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
Jeff Sparrow: Broadcaster and writer
Kimberley Moulton: Senior Curator Southeastern Australia Aboriginal Collections
Alan Kong: Public Record Office Victoria