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Getting Equal

Australia's First Successful Aboriginal Wages Case

On 30th July 2021 the North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah will launch ‘GETTING EQUAL’, an exhibition that shares the story of the ‘Aboriginal Gang’ of the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum and their fight for equal wages. In 1944, after a 25 year campaign, Aboriginal workers at the asylum gained equal wages, almost 20 years before anywhere else in Australia. The Asylum closed shortly after and the story of the ‘Aboriginal Gang’ will now be told 77 years later.

Date & Time

31 July 2021 - Present


15-17 Welby Street, Dunwich


With Entry


All Ages

News & Media

ABC Radio interview about the Getting Equal exhibition
00:00 / 27:22
4ZZZ Radio interview - PART 1
00:00 / 32:57
4ZZZ Radio interview - PART 2
00:00 / 32:46
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