A Walking Tour of Unemployed Resistance in Brunswick, 1929-35
The economic depression of the 1930s saw mass unemployment across Australia with working class areas hardest hit.
These depredations did not go unopposed as across the city pickets, occupations and protests were organised to demand jobs and welfare as well as disrupt and prevent the evictions of unemployed people.
This walking tour visits the sites of some of Melbourne’s fiercest unemployed battles in the northern suburb of Brunswick. A walk was originally held in 2009 as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. This version was recorded and edited by Nicole Hurtubise, produced by Jane Curtis and Community Radio 3CR and funded by the Office of Public Records Local History grant program. It was originally hosted on the People’s Tours website.
- Campaigning - Grassroots
- Civil disobediance
- Direct action
- Movements_Campaigns - Economic justice
- Social justice