3 years ago

2 October, 2015

Sydney Opera House

Organised by:
Socialist Alternative Club

Join us for a walk and talk outlining the hidden history of struggle in this area, starting at the Opera House steps (look for the red flag) and going through to the Rocks on the other side of Circular Quay. We will finish the tour at a cafe for lunch, coffee, etc, around 1:30pm.

What was at Bennelong Point before the Opera House?
Clearly, as we live on Aboriginal land, the Gadigal people were there for eons. Music on this spot goes back to those times, not just the opening of the Opera House in 1973.

Workers' struggles have also shaped Circular Quay and the Rocks, stopping destruction of part of the Botanical Gardens, and creating and defending workers' rights in strike after strike around the working class area that originally housed workers on the docks and ships.

Today the government is trying to evict the residents of those houses in Millers Point. Our tour will end with an account of their struggle.

Cost: $5 (or donation for poverty-stricken high school students)

COVER PHOTO: The police riot against striking maritime workers at the ASN Company offices in George Street in 1878.