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14-April-2014
14-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Father Ted Doncaster

Solidarity Park is dedicated to the union`s struggle against "The Third Wave" of industrial reform in West Australia.

The Third Wave is regarded as one of the most significant labour struggles in West Australian history. Solidarity Park, formerly known as The Workers’ Embassy, is a landscaped park containing five memorial structures and is used as a place for remembrance, public protest, recreation and as a thoroughfare to Parliament House.

All structures in the park were constructed in 1997 during the six month trade union occupation of the site as part of the Third Wave Campaign.

Location

Address:Parliament Place & Harvest Terrace, West Perth, 6005
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.951389
Long: 115.846111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Dissent

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 29th August, 1997
Front Inscription

Solidarity Park was officially opened by Jennie Geroge President of ACTU on 29th August 1997 and is dedicated to freedom of association freedom of speech

This rocks marks the spot where the workers embassy was established early morning on 1st May 1997 in defence of the above ideals and the rights of working people throughout Australia and around the world

Source: MA
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