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14-April-2014
14-April-2014
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Commemorative Rock marks the spot where the workers embassy was established in 1997 and is dedicated to Freedom of Association and Freedom of Speech.

‘The Workers’ Embassy’ was first established inside the grounds of Parliament House on 29 April 1997 as part of the campaign against the Third Wave legislation. The Embassy consisted of a caravan manned by union officials. Under the guise of a first-aid post, the caravan operated as a distribution point for information and a collection point for donations during and after the rally of 29 April. This rally attracted between 25 000 and 30 000 participants and was believed to be the largest public demonstration in Western Australia’s industrial relations history.

Location

Address:Parliament Place & Harvest Terrace, Solidarity Park, West Perth, 6005
State:WA
Area:Australia
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.951667
Long: 115.846111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

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

SOLIDARITY PARK
Was Officially Opened By
JENNIE GEORGE
President Of ACTU
On 29th August 1997
And Is Dedicated To
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION
FREEDOM OF SPEECH

This Rock 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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