Summary

Piece of coal sewn up in linen marked 'Coal May 1918'. Donor not known but possibly brought home by a Royal Australian Navy stoker. However, there is an alternative reading: in May 1918 trouble was brewing in Australian collieries, with the introduction of non-union labour, as well as working conditions and 'slackness' at some collieries.

Physical Description

Piece of coal sewn up in linen marked 'Coal May 1918'.

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