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In 1923 constables in the Victorian Police force went on strike, and for several days the streets of Melbourne and nearby suburbs descended into lawlessness and looting.
When it was first established in the 1850s, the Trades Hall in Lygon St, Carlton, was regarded as an institution that would not only help advance the material conditions of the working class, but also its educational and artistic needsRead More
In the 1890s, the riding of bicycles became a popular activity for Melbournians. Unlike the earlier and rather dangerous high-wheeled “penny farthing” bikes, the newly introduced “safety bicycles” with their pneumatic rubber tyres and chain drives could be ridden by almost anyone.Read More