1917 Great Strike Docu-concert

One hundred years ago, angry workers at the Eveleigh Carriageworks and Randwick Tramsheds walked off the job, sparking the 1917 General strike – the largest industrial action in Australian history. At its peak, around 100,000 workers across NSW and other states downed tools in protest against government austerity programs, and the use of wartime rhetoric to justify unfair working conditions.

To mark the centenary of the General Strike, Unions NSW will be holding a performance of the celebrated docu-concert 1917:Strike! at Trades Hall Auditorium in Sydney on Thursday, 20 July at 5.30pm.

The show has travelled around NSW to packed audiences, and tells the story of the General Strike from the point of view of the workers.

1917: Strike! is narrated by PP Cranney, with musical direction by Christina Mimmocchi, who performs alongside Chloe and Jason Roweth and Catherine Golden.

Don’t miss this special one-off performance!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017


05:30 PM – 06:30 PM


Trades Hall Auditorium



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