A Natural Battleground: The fight to establish a rail heritage centre at Western Australia's Midland Railway Workshops

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherInterventions
Number of pages132
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-0-9945378-4-3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2019

Publication series

NameRed Swan Series

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Government
Workers
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Employers

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1 ed. Melbourne : Interventions, 2019. 132 p. (Red Swan Series).

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