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Union camp Barcaldine 1891 [limited edition print] / drawing by Chapman.

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Record Number 13363
Location Framed picture store [Bookstack]
Title Union camp Barcaldine 1891 [limited edition print] / drawing by Chapman. [Picture]
General Note This is a copy of a colour drawing held by the Australian Workers Union in Brisbane. It depicts the main Shearers' strike camp site at Lagoon Creek, north east of Barcaldine. Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Queensland Premier Wayne Goss, received numbers 1 and 2 of the print run.
Limited edition print. This copy is number 138 of 1200.
"During the great industrial strike in the Central West in the first half of 1891, the headquarters of which was at Barcaldine, a man named Chapman assisted the union funds by drawing in crayon and ink, the two camps (military and labourers) and selling the pairs at half a sovereign...The picture shows the main street - "Federation Street" - as it was called. In the foreground are supposed to be military horses encroaching on the camp. In the distance may be noted the derrick of the bore which now supplies the Corporation Baths. The site of the camp is now covered by settlement." -- The Queenslander, April 15, 1911 page 29.
Note the tent library in lower left hand corner.
Collection code: Artworks.
Topical Term Strikes and lockouts - Australia - History - 19th century
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Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Status Due Date Res.
1147741 Framed Picture Store Bookstack
Artworks   . On Loan . 31 Jan 2020
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