Striking Bulli coal miners

James Orvad miners Bulli 1944

This image shows my grandfather, Jim “Double” Orvad, sitting third from the right, reaching and holding with his left arm the newspaper – Mick Roberts.

Miners from the Excelsior and old Bulli collieries 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 Melbourne Age Wednesday 1 March 1944



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