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23-November-2014
23-November-2014

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A monument marks the original site of the Union of Christmas Island Workers which was formed in March 1975.

Location

Address:Poon San Road, Poon San, Christmas Island, 6798
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.424567
Long: 105.679522
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:21-March-1975

Dedication

Front Inscription

U C I W

This Monument marks the original site of the Union of Christmas Island Workers which was formed on 21/03/75

Significant and major achievements by this trade union include the following

-Elimination of Colonialism

-Elimination of Racism

-Wage parity with mainland Australia

-Migration Act PR status for Christmas Island

Reopening of the phosphate mine in 1990

-Fair Housing Allocation

The building was burnt down on 17/09/91.  The cause of the fire is unknown.

Source: MA
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