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Table Of Contents

PREFACE
1. MATESHIP CRISIS
Democracy versus Meritocracy
‘Satan’s Thing’
Legislating Robin Hoods
2. THE FLOATING DOLLAR AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
It Rains for Labor
The Dollar Float2
Supply Side Economics
Hawke-Keating Economics4
The Sacred Cow of Arbitration
Bob Hawke and the AWU
The National Farmers Federation
Medieval Doctrines of Justice Higgins
3. HISTORY OF THE WIDE COMB BAN
Of Combs and Cutters
The 1910 Rule
The 1921 Modification
The Myth Consolidates
4. BLADES VERSUS MACHINES
5. PIONEER CONTRACTORS, 1895-1920
The ‘Station’ Shearing System
J. H. Young & Co., 189511
Justice Higgins: ‘Hated Very Cordially’
9. THE SHEARERS’ PERSPECTIVE
10. LAND SETTLEMENT AND RURAL SOCIETY
Deepening the Rural Frontier
The Paradoxes of Mateship
Accommodating Land Hunger
Graziers and Farmers
Shearers and the Land
11. FARMER NARRATIVES
12. GRAZIER NARRATIVES
The Kater Dynasty
Pastoral Companies
Graziers and Closer Settlement
13. CLOSER SETTLEMENT IN THE PASTORAL ZONE
NSW Western Lands Act
Kidman Country
The Queensland Graziers
14. CONTRACT SHEARING DIVERSIFIES
Shearers Taking the Initiative
Shearing Contractor Narratives
Overview
15. UNIONISM AND CONTRACTING
Character of the AWU
The Response to Contracting
Queensland Xenophobia in the 1920s
Woolsheds of the Twentieth Century
16. THE MILITANT REVIVAL
Calm before the Storm, 1907 to 1914
Shearers and the IWW
17. WARTIME TROUBLE
The 1916 Queensland Strike
A Meeting in Sydney
Further Disturbances in 1917
18. THE BIRTH OF GRAZCOS
Graziers’ Wake-up Call
Ethos of the Company
Company Operation
19. SHEARING TROUBLE IN THE EARLY 1920S
The Queensland Award 1920
Disruptions 1920 and 1921
The 1922 Strike
Captives of Arbitration
20. THE BUSHWORKERS’ PROPAGANDA GROUP
Internal Parasites
The World of ‘Trucker’ Brown
Arthur Rae and the ‘Christmas Communists’
21. SHEARERS VERSUS THE REST-OF-THE-WORLD
Trying the Boss
A Pommie Jackaroo
Shed Power
22. RIDING THE SHEEP’S BACK DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Prices Slump
Scullin’s Undeserved Legacy
Arbitration’s Critics
The Fight Over Shearing Rates
Interwar Currency Orthodoxy
23. THE RISE OF THE PWIU
The 1930 NSW Strike
Shearers’ Experiences
24. PWIU IN ACTION
The Later 1930s
The 1945 Strike
25. MILITANCY IN THE 1950S
The Dubbo Progress Committee
The Forty-Hour Week and Scabby Mouth
Fighting Talk at the Arbitration Court
Seasons of Grazier Discontent
26. BUSH UNIONISM REBORN
The 1956 Strike
Adding to the Legend
27. RIDING THE WOOL BOOM
The Bretton Woods Era
1950s Wool Boom
‘McEwenism’
28. COMPETITION AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT
Shearing Competitions
Shearer Training
Kevin Sarre and Tally-Hi
Australian Sheds in the 1960s
The Kangaroo Island Affair
29. WESTERN AUSTRALIA: ‘THE SHEARERS’ PARADISE’
Late Developer
Pastoral North in the 1920s
Yeomen versus Nomads?
New Zealand Bush Narratives
Maori Shearers
Modern Migration
31. ‘HOW THE WEST WAS LOST’
‘Foreign’ Invasion
Wet Sheep Shearers
Wide Combs Infiltrate the West
32. THE COMMISSION HEARINGS
‘Tinged with Hysteria’
The Senate Inquiry
The Shearers and Rural Workers’ Union
34. OFF THE SHEEP’S BACK
Reserve Price Collapse
Wool’s Second Wind
The Fall
35. WOOLSHED CULTURE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Non-Fiction
Newspapers and Periodicals
Archival Sources
SHEARING GLOSSARY
INDEX
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