When the Government Railway Workshops at Midland closed in 1994, Western Australia lost a major employer of skilled tradespeople and much of its heavy industry. Workers feared their history of shopfloor struggles and union action would also be lost. Despite talk of a 'proud history' and 'exciting future' the development authorities have done little. A Natural Battleground details the fight to save the buildings from demolitoin and create a rail heritage centre. The first aim was achieved, the second remains merely a hope.
|Place of Publication||Melbourne|
|Number of pages||132|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Feb 2019|