Today in Labor History

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December 17, 1918


Protesting unemployment, lack of political representation, and taxation without representation, 1,000 members of the Australian Workers’ Union, led by Harold Nelson, march on the Government House in Darwin, Australia, demanding the resignation of John Gilruth, Administrator of the Northern Territory.  Gilruth left under military protection, never to return, and Nelson went on to win the first Territory seat in Australia’s House of Representatives.

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