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Harry Batterham interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1975333
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Batterham, Harry, 1911-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from the Labor Council of New South Wales required for research and public use. 
Description 1994 Sept. 2 
3 tape reels : 7 1/2 ips., ; 7 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project

Summary

Mr Batterham, Secretary, retired member of the Tram and Bus Workers' Association, talks of his family background; the effect of the wireless on the gramophone industry; working on trams; lilywhites and scabs; Tramway Union; Tramway band; "The Shock" newspaper; working conditions of tram cleaners; joining the ALP; the class struggle; becoming union delegate; campaign against footboard trams; Dowling Street Depot; Rozelle Depot; "Batterham's Baby"; becoming Deputy Yard Delegate, Burwood; Labor Council meetings; Unemployed Workers' Movement; 1917 strike; kids jumping on trams; non-paying passengers; decoys; Crowns; jumping jack; giving sand; industrial groupers; women working on buses and trams; Catholic Action; changeover to driving buses; Atlantean buses; communism; socialism; Bill White; his sporting activities; Red Rules.

Notes

Part of a collection of interviews with former and present trade union leaders, produced as a joint project by the Labor Council of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 48 leaves) 
Subjects Batterham, Harry, 1911- -- Interviews.  |  Tram and Bus Workers' Association -- History.  |  Labor unions -- Transport workers -- New South Wales.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales

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