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  2. STRIKE MOB TAKES CONTROL OF MELBOURNE STREETS

    Details of the steps that led up to the strike of Melbourne police are given in an article which appeared in the Melbourne "Herald," which states:— ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 1,778 words
  3. MANY SHOPS SACKED

    On account of the lack of police protection a riot occurred in the city this evening. A block of premises, embracing 15 shops, in Swanston street, in the heart of the city, and rotted the corner in Bourke street, was looted. Shop windows were broken and jewellery, clothing, silk goods, women's underwear, and ...

    Article : 471 words
  4. CITY AFTER MIDNIGHT

    At 1 o'clock on Sunday morning the city was quiet, 05 per cent, of the people in the streets being the special constables who had been sworn in. ...

    Article : 40 words
  5. APPEAL TO DIGGERS

    A message from the State Cabinet was read, by special request, at the picture theatres in the city. It asked returned soldiers who were willing to assist to ...

    Article : 48 words
  6. WRECKAGE AND DEBRIS

    The scene in Swanston, Bourke, Collins, and Elizabeth streets in the early hours of Sunday morning resembled a battlefield. Glass was strewn about the roads and ...

    Article : 52 words
  7. RETURNED MAN MURDERED

    At 11 o'clock an unknown man wearing a returned soldier's badge was set upon by three ruffians near Wirth's Park and struck with beer bottles. He was then ...

    Article : 54 words
  8. ESCAPE FROM GAOL

    After being arrested early in the evening a man escaped from the Melbourne Goal tonight. Warders fired four shots at him, but failed to stop the escapee. ...

    Article : 38 words
  9. 77 CASUALTIES

    As the result of representations by the Attorney-General's Department men from the warships Adelaide and Platypus were ordered cut to quell the ...

    Article : 122 words
  10. CALLING OUT MACHINE GUNS

    The situation at one stage had become so menacing that the Federal Government was contemplating a display with machine guns loaded with blank cartridges. ...

    Article : 31 words
  11. SPECIAL CONSTABLES

    During the evening hundreds of men were enrolled at the Town Hall as special constables. They were given badges and batons and unostentatiously moved ...

    Article : 33 words
  12. RIOTERS' INHUMANITY

    Pushed through a plate glass window in Swanston street, a man had his throat terribly gashed. A soldier, who appeared with a rifle, ...

    Article : 106 words
  13. Fighting with Bottles

    Uproar prevailed in the heart of the city. The mob fought with bottles, and woe betide the man who fell for it was then that the hosts would go in. ...

    Article : 75 words
  14. JEWELLER'S SHOP PILLAGED

    Shortly before 10 o'clock the crowd surged round Rundle's jewellery establishment at the corner of Elizabeth and Little Collins streets. They smashed ...

    Article : 110 words
  15. Federal Government Will Aid

    Senator Pearce, Minister for Home and Territories, stated late tonight that the Federal Government would come to the aid of the State if a proclamation ...

    Article : 76 words
  16. GOVERNMENT LEAVE

    Last night the council of the Australian Government Workers' Association met and considered the decision of the Government to abolish annual leave to ...

    Article : 76 words
  17. BIG SHOPS LOOTED

    The windows of the Australian Mont De Piete Loan and Deposit Company were smashed. The London Stores and Gaunts a big jewellery establishment ...

    Article : 84 words
  18. DISORDERS START ON FRIDAY NIGHT

    On account of the failure of the conference between the Government and representatives of the strikers the police strike has assumed a serious aspect. Strikers ...

    Article : 698 words
  19. CLEARING THE STREETS

    Eventually the police began systematically to clear Swanston street. Stretching from pavement to pavement, they moved along at a sharp pace, swinging ...

    Article : 42 words
  20. CONFERENCE SUGGESTED

    Mr. H. S. W. Lawson, the Premier, announced that he was prepared to confer with the Industrial Disputes Committee of the Trades Hall Council at ...

    Article : 37 words
  21. GREAT FREE FIGHT

    At midnight a big free flight was proceeding outside the Elizabeth street entrance to the Flinders street railway station. People on their way home from the ...

    Article : 53 words
  22. FLOCKING INTO CITY

    Most of the thoroughfares leading from the suburbs me packed with thousands of people thinking to the city. ...

    Article : 21 words
  23. GUNS STOLEN

    The Sports Depot in Little Collins street was broken into and guns were stolen by the crowd. ...

    Article : 22 words
  24. NEW HEAVY WEIGHT

    A new star in the heavyweight class rose tonight, when it big crowd at malison square watched Jack Renault knife out Pieyd Johnson. The ...

    Article : 150 words
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