The Courier-Mail Wharfie single work   drama   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 1954 1954
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  • 'In 1954 the local newspaper the Courier-Mail used its columns to launch vicious attacks on Brisbane wharfies, depicting them in cartoon and prose as overweight, overpaid, underworked and far too militant. A skit, 'The Courier-Mail Wharfie' written by Jim Crawford, lampooning the Courier-Mail's depiction was always a popular drawcard for workers at any open-air worker's gathering.' Source: http://roughreds.com/rrtwo/healy2.html (Sighted 03/02/2009).

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