“Call-up” threat for striking miners

bulli miners 1944Miners from the Excelsior [Thirroul] and Old Bulli colleries photographed at Bulli yesterday. They were reading the latest developments following the Federal Government’s move in serving army call-up notices on many young South Coast miners who have been on strike since February 14.

-The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) Wednesday 1 March 1944.

* The bloke third from the right, sitting and holding the newspaper, is my grandfather, James “Double” Orvad, who worked at Excelsior Colliery around this time… Can anyone identify the other fellas?

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