# 17042

MERII, Wulla (pseud.)

The Fire Stick : incidents in the shearer’s strike : a tale of Australian bush life

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[s.l.] : [s.n.], [1893]. Octavo, illustrated boards (minor rubbing), recent bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 223; a very good copy.

A novel set against the 1891 Queensland Shearer’s Strike. This dispute between unionised and non-unionised shearers is regarded as a direct precursor to the formation of the Australian Labor Party. The novel is written from an anti-union perspective.

This work has often been attributed to John Alexander Cameron, a pastoralist and anti-unionist advocate prominent in Queensland politics of the time.

Ferguson, 18915.