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A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997$
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Malcolm Tull

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128824

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128824.001.0001

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Cargo-Handling Technology, Working Conditions and Industrial Relations on the Fremantle Waterfront

Cargo-Handling Technology, Working Conditions and Industrial Relations on the Fremantle Waterfront

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(p.200) (p.201) Chapter 6 Cargo-Handling Technology, Working Conditions and Industrial Relations on the Fremantle Waterfront
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A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997
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Malcolm Tull

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780968128824.003.0007

This chapter considers in great detail the cargo-handling practices of Fremantle. It follows the breakdown of industrial relations and the creation of unemployment that occurred when forklift and pallet technology made the majority of wharf labourer jobs redundant.

Keywords:   Wharf Labour, Fremantle Harbour Trust, Maritime Labour, Maritime Unemployment, Maritime Industry

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