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Plaque erected by the Miners Federation to the memory of the officers, rank and file of the CEF who participated in the Peter Bowling strike 1909-1910.

The 'Peter Bowling' strike of 1909-1910 involved some 10,000 miners for upwards of three months. Under a series of management assaults on working conditions in an industry facing increased competition from oil,  the mine workers fought a defensive general strike provoked by the sacking of a union delegate. While the strike was defeated,  the sheer degree of solidarity displayed by the miners meant that the employers could not carry their agenda.

Note: The former Newcastle Workers Club where the plaque was originally erected suffered severe damage in the 1989 earthquake. It is unknown by Monument Australia if the plaque is still at this location. 

Location

Address:Union & King Streets, Panthers Club, Newcastle West, 2302
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928611
Long: 151.766667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Dissent
Approx. Event Start Date:1909
Approx. Event End Date:1910

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1960
Source: MA,H
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