Trade union banner

Banner of the 'Amalgamated Stevedores Labour Protection league' Branch No. 6. This banner was created to commemorate the founding of the trade union following the Great Dock Strike of 1889. The large painted panel depicts a London stevedore shaking hands with an Australian 'Wharfie' or dock worker, in front of the figure of Britannia. The image recalls the financial support given to the London strikers by their comrades in Australia during the strike itself.

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  • Production Date:
    c. 1904
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  • Location:
    On Display: Museum of London Docklands: First Port of Empire
Further Information
  • Number of items: 1
  • Measurements: L 3150 mm; H 2900 mm
  • Materials: damask woven silk; paint
  • Status: permanent collection
  • Copyright Holder: digital image copyright Museum of London
  • Last Updated: 2013-08-06
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