PLACES, PROTESTS & MEMORABILIA
The Labour Heritage Register of New South Wales
TERRY IRVING & LUCY TAKSA
The Register is a historical guide to collections and sites of labour heritage in Sydney, its suburbs, and regional New South Wales. It aims to elicit an active engagement with heritage as a living, historically-based aspect of public life.
Its unique feature is a list of sites that may be used to reveal the history of a labour precinct. It has been constructed through systematic research of documentary sources (newspapers, commercial directories, etc) between 1890 and 1980.
An introductory essay discusses the labour precinct as a patterned and historically changing set of sites where labour organizing and education for citizenship occurs, and defines the relationship between labour heritage and labour history.
Industrial Relations Research Centre, Sydney, 2002