Clutha Leader, Rōrahi XVII, Putanga 841, 29 Hereturikōkā 1890, Page 5
The miners in Wallseucl colliery, Now South Wales, have struck. — The principal Broken I til I silver mines are shut down for want of fuel. — About 1000 fi'eo labourers arc employed, berthed, and fed. on tho Sydney wharves. — An ominous fact as to tlu; length of time the strike may bo nxpnefcod to last is that tho rocontly established labour barracks have boon takon fur i.hreo mouths, and cost L3OO t.'> lit up. ' Nine hundred meals are suppl'od daily. — At souio vh.iuvG3 the scene is so busy it is hard to realise that a strike is on. — Tho shop assistants are urging the warehousemen's assistants to withdraw their pledge to load and unload ships.
Numerous outrages are reported from Newcastle. Steamers have been repeated ly cut adrift from the wharvos — A detachment of military has been sent to Nowcastle. — On Wednesday night a mob of 2000 persons surrounded Ireland's store, Newcastle, which ia being boycotted owing to the dismissal of employes who had joined the Shop Employos' Association. They upset two cartloads of flour, carried off the bat|s. and held complete possession of Hunter street. When the police attempted to make arrests they were assaulted with 3fonos and smothered in flour. Two of them, Inspector Brennan and Sergeant Thompson, were struck on the head by stones. Eventually four of the rioters were arrested.
At Melbourne tho ga3 stokers have gone out on strike, but the gas company are confident that they will be able to maintain a supply by free lab >ur. — At a mooting of employers it was resolved to urge employers who are not already members of the union to j -.in at once, so as to ensure united action being taken in repelling the unjust demands of tho labour organisations.
At Brisbane the polico have been reinforced by 150 of tho permanent force under arms, who will be called out in case of emergency.
Appeals for help have boon recoived in London from Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. Tho S.iilors', Firemen's, and Dockers' Unions arc uuanimous in their intention to support the Australian strikers, and only await specific instructions as to whether funds or the blocking of vessols is needed. Thirty thousand dockers will contribute each Is a week if necessary.
The Daily News warns Australians against pushing the dispute too far and of opening tho road to the admission of coolies, in which case the colonica would be quickly overrun with cheap labour.