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Strikes at the Port of Melbourne

Key resources for the history of the Port of Melbourne docks its industrial disputes over the years.

Welcome! This guide will help you navigate research into the local history of the Port of Melbourne, particularly in relation to strikes, disputes, and protest. 

The Port of Melbourne has been key to Victoria's economy for over 100 years. Over this time the people employed in the physically demanding work of loading and unloading cargo at the wharves often took industrial action to improve their often difficult working conditions. This guide will be helpful to people who:

  • Have a connection to the area or family history in the area. 
  • Are interested in the history of the Port of Melbourne. 
  • Are developing walks and presentations on the history of the Port of Melbourne. 
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