Student Demonstration, 1951

Paul Raffert 1950 (Man carrying sign with NO).jpg

Title

Student Demonstration, 1951

Date

24 July 1951

Subject

Wagga Wagga Teachers' College

Description

Wagga Wagga Teachers' College students demonstrating about student rates of pay, on the same day as other Teachers' Colleges across NSW also held demonstrations.
The students formed a procession in Peter Street and marched down to the Wollundry Lagoon. There they sat on the bridge and held up traffic while they conducted a mock trial of an straw effigy of State Premier James McGirr.
They then marched down Fitzmaurice Street, turned up Sturt Street and back to the bridge where they squatted on the road until the police arrived and dispersed them.
Identified Students: Paul Raffert is carrying the "NO" sign.

Creator

Wagga Wagga Teachers' College

Identifier

CSURA SA1/338

Original Format

Photographic print

Citation

Wagga Wagga Teachers' College, “Student Demonstration, 1951,” CSU Regional Archives Digital Gallery, accessed January 22, 2018, https://csuregarch.intersect.org.au/items/show/1339.

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