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Plaque commemorates trade unionist David Temple who, in April 1886 when shearing rates were cut, canvassed shearers in Victoria to form a union.

In January 1887, small shearers unions in Wagga Wagga and Bourke in New South Wales joined Temple`s union to became the Amalgamated Shearers Union of Australasia which was the forerunner of Australian Workers Union (AWU).


Address:1187 Sydney Road, Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner, 3060
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.713556
Long: 144.960147
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


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Restoration of this grave was undertaken in August 1982 by the Victoria Branch of the Australian Workers Union to mark the centenary of this union in 1986, arising from a quote made in 1886 by Mrs. Temple to her son David "If you are not satisfied why don`t you form a union".

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